West Bengal makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for unvaccinated flyers

20 Jul 2021 by Business Traveller India
Indian aviation

The West Bengal government has updated guidelines for travellers flying to West Bengal.

As per the latest protocol, all inbound flight passengers need to show either proof of full vaccination or RT-PCR negative report at time of boarding.

Kolkata Airport said in an official tweet, “Travel Alert: As per latest guidelines of West Bengal Govt, all in bound flight passengers (commercial and non-commercial flight) shall produce at time of boarding either proof of full vaccination or RT-PCR negative test report for test conducted within 72 hours of such flight departure.”

Earlier, it was mandatory for all passengers coming from outside the state of West Bengal to carry a Covid negative RT-PCR report conducted within 72 hours before flight departure.

Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India tweeted:

Likewise, passengers who are fully vaccinated can also 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.

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