A new wave of travel guidelines was recently triggered following the surge in cases in Karnataka, Kerala and other neighbouring states, leaving many ambiguous about their travel plans. The respective state governments have shared a new set of state-wise guidelines for inter-state travel and we’ve listed everything you need to know about it.
Kerala Travel Guidelines
Following a strict weekend lockdown in the last week of July, the Kerala government has allowed some curbs to be lifted and altered Kerala quarantine rules.
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COVID Negative Certificate – Mandatory
As per a Health Ministry order issued by the Government of Kerala (GoK) on July 18, all passengers arriving to Kerala by flight, train, road or bus must carry a negative RT-PCR report issued within 48 hours of entering the state, irrespective of vaccination status.
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Quarantine rules in Kerala – Those not carrying a negative RT-PCR report or willing to undergo RT PCR upon arrival will be expected to home-quarantine for 14 days.
Travellers from all other states are allowed to enter Kerala, provided they abide by current protocols. Karnataka to Kerala travel guidelines today remain the same as other states.
Karnataka Travel Guidelines
Both domestic and international travel is permitted. Karnataka travel restrictions have started easing. Restaurants, shops and places of worship can remain open with strict COVID protocols in place.
E-pass – Not required
COVID Negative Certificate – Not mandatory, except for passengers arriving from Maharashtra and Kerala.
Anyone travelling to Karnataka from Maharashtra and Kerala must carry a negative RT-PCR report issued within 72 hours of entering the state, irrespective of vaccination status.
Night curfew in Bangalore between 10 pm and 6 am and Section 144 to be applicable till August 16, and likely to remain in place until there is a drop in COVID-positive cases.
Karnataka tourist places remain open, except religious sites like Kukke Subramanya, Kateel and Dharmasthala remain closed on weekends.
Quarantine rules in Karnataka today – Passengers arriving to Karnataka from Maharashtra and Kerala via bus, road, train or flight who fail to produce COVID-negative reports will be administered a test upon arrival and placed in institutional quarantine till the reports arrive.