RT-PCR must for Bengaluru-bound KSRTC travelers from Kerala

The Tamil Nadu government has not given sanction to operate buses to that state, according to the KSRTC.

Published: 01st August 2021 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2021 04:14 AM   |  A+A-



By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KSRTC has asked travellers to Bengaluru to carry an RT-PCR negative certificate.

Earlier, the Karnataka government had allowed persons who have taken at least one dose of Covid vaccine to enter that state. But the new order says that the travellers should carry an RT-PCR negative certificate obtained within 72 hours irrespective of their vaccination status. Travellers require to produce the certificate before the bus conductor as well. The Karnataka government has asked all Keralite visitors to that state to undergo RT-PCR certificate every 15 days during their stay there. The Tamil Nadu government has not given sanction to operate buses to that state, according to the KSRTC.

What guidelines state

Carry negative RT-PCR report, not older than 72 hours
Flights cannot be boarded without a negative certificate
The Railways takes up special surveillance to check whether passengers are carrying test reports
Children below two years of age are exempted
Check-posts set up in border districts to check vehicles entering state
In case of emergency travel, swab samples will be collected at checkposts
The RT-PCR test is mandatory, irrespective of vaccination


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