Maharashtra and Kerala have issued new guidelines for fully vaccinated travellers.

As per the latest travel update, passengers who are fully vaccinated can enter Maharashtra and Kerala without having to show a negative RT-PCR test report at airports. However, they should carry certificates stating they have taken both the doses.

Maharashtra government has clarified that the exemption is applicable for domestic and international travellers entering the state. “Persons who have been vaccinated with both the doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and 15 days have lapsed since the administration of second dose of vaccine and is in possession of a final vaccination certificate issued through the COWIN portal then such person be exempted from the mandatory requirement of possessing a negative RT-PCR report on their entry into the state,” reads an official circular by the state government.

The state government has also increased the interval of validity of the RT-PCR test from 48 hours to 72 hours.

Likewise, Kerala government has also issued a circular stating RT-PCR test certificate is not required for full vaccinated travellers entering the state. State Disaster Management Authority made the decision on grounds that the Covid-19 vaccination was “progressing well”.

Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India tweeted: