Travellers arriving from the UK, Europe, and the Middle East are exempted from RT-PCR testing at Karnataka airports.
Earlier, it was mandatory for arrivals from the aforementioned regions to undergo an RT-PCR test at Bengaluru airport irrespective of the negative test report brought from the originating country/boarding point.
Now the passengers from the UK, Europe, and the Middle East can give their samples and leave the airport for further compliance according to the Standard Operating Procedures, said the Karnataka government in an official release.
However, passengers arriving from Brazil and South Africa shall continue to provide their samples at the airport entry points and wait for the results. On testing negative, they can leave the airport.
Further actions shall be as per the existing SOP. The strict telemonitoring of these passengers should be ensured and this protocol should periodically be reviewed according to the scenario of Covid-19 in the state.
Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, Government of Karnataka tweeted: