Tuesday, 19 October 2021

No RT- PCR report is needed for Fully Vaccinated people to travel

No RT- PCR report is needed for Fully Vaccinated people to travel

The central government has advised states that there is no need for RT-PCR reports to permit entry for fully vaccinated patients.

Noting that several states insist on such certificates even after complete vaccination,

The government said that NTAGI (National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) had ended in May. There was no need for a negative RT-PCR test report for travel if a person needed to be fully vaccinated.

Dr. N.K. Arora Said 

"The Union health ministry has also communicated to states regarding this. Covid-19 vaccines provides strong immunity and protection against Corona. With pandemic ongoing on, RT-PCR test should be done where it required. For travelling purposes, full vaccination certificate is enough,"

States have applied diverse rules in this respect. The TN government has made compulsory adverse RT-PCR test reports and full vaccination certificates for Kerala to Tamil Nadu.

The regulation comes into effect on Wednesday amid the massive number of covid-19 cases in the bordering state.

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Similarly, passengers traveling from Kerala to Chennai from Thursday can enter when they produce an RT-PCR test negative certificate. Karnataka has also made RT-PCR adverse reports mandatory for people entering from Kerala and Maharashtra.

The government of Chhattisgarh also made it mandatory for passengers arriving by air to produce a negative RT-PCR report. Goa has mandated the tests for travelers from Kerala.

Starting 8 August, all passengers flying to West Bengal from Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai must produce a mandatory RT-PCR negative report at the time of boarding for the test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure.

At least eight states show a high number of infections, with Himachal Pradesh having the highest value of 1.4, followed by Jammu & Kashmir (1.4), Lakshadweep (1.3), Tamil Nadu, Mizoram, Karnataka, Puducherry, and Kerala.

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