Rules for entry into the states and union territories of India in terms of Covid-19 pandemics
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Rules for entry into the states and union territories of India in terms of Covid-19 pandemics

Rules for entry into the states and union territories of India in terms of Covid-19 pandemics 


States

Health Check Requirements

Quarantine Requirements 

Exemptions 

( If any ) 

Additional Info. ( if any) 

Andhra Pradesh

Thermal Screening

All asymptomatic passengers will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.

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All passengers are required to register themselves on Spandana website www.spandana.ap.gov.in.

Arunachal Pradesh

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Assam

Thermal screening will be conducted on arrivals. Rapid Antigen Test on arrival is mandatory. Passenger with positive result go for home isolation or hospitalization. Passenger with negative result will have to take RT-PCR test at airport and remain under home quarantine until the result is declared. 

Update as on 13th April 2021. 

All arriving passengers will have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for 7 days, even if the result of COVID-19 test on arrival is negative. 

Passenger with positive result go for home isolation/hospitalization Passenger with negative result will have to take RT-PCR test at airport and remain under home quarantine until the result is declared.

Passengers transiting to 

Intra-Assam and North East States exempted from arrival testing. 

Government Officials and Passengers traveling on medical reasons or family bereavement are exempted from mandatory quarantine.

The cost of the RT-PCR test maximum of INR 500 shall be borne by the passengers. Rapid Antigen Test on arrival is not mandatory for fully vaccinated passengers. Fully vaccinated passengers have to carry valid vaccination certificate for both doses.

Bihar

Thermal screening will be conducted on arrivals. Bihar Government 

Health Department has removed restrictions for Domestic Arriving passengers at Patna and RT-PCR Negative report will not be mandatory for arriving passengers to Patna from other domestic stations.

No Quarantine requirement. 

Arriving passengers at Patna will be randomly tested for Covid -19 and those found positive shall be directed to follow the SOP issued by the Health Department, Government of Bihar.


For GAYA only-Passengers arriving from Madhya Pradesh, Delhi & NCR, Gujarat, 

Maharashtra, Kerala &Punjab will require Vaccination Certificate/RT- PCR/RAT negative report from ICMR accredited labs. RT-PCR timeline starts from the swab collection time. 

RT-PCR report within 72hours. 14 days past certificate of both doses of COVID vaccination. Rapid Antigen Facility is available at arrivals free of cost

Chattisgarh

Effective 23rd August 2021, RT- PCR negative certificate is not mandatory for persons who have taken both doses and in possession of valid vaccination certificate. If not vaccinated passengers are required to carry RT-PCR negative report from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) certified labs not earlier than 96 Hours. ICMR idor SRF id must be on the negative reports, else testing for Covid will be done on arrival. Those without above documents will be tested on arrival and remain in home isolation till report is available.

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Goa

Following is the eligibility for travel to Goa 

1) Passengers carrying Covid Negative Test Report done maximum of 72 hours prior entering in Goa. 

2) Passengers entering in Goa for Medical emergencies on production of proof thereof. 3) Following persons who are fully vaccinated at least 15 days before the date of entry and have been asymptomatic. 

a) Persons who enter the state of Goa for purpose of business and employment. 

b) Residents of Goa who are now stranded outside Goa for pandemic related or others such issues.

c) Residents of Goa who, on account of their work requirement/ medical reasons, are required to travel outside the State of Goa and return to the state after few days.

Students and employees coming from Kerala will be subjected to institutional quarantine of 5 days. At the end of 5 days, they shall be tested by RT-PCR. Arrivals from Kerala other than students and employees should produce RT-PCR negative Test report and be in home quarantine for 5 days. 


1. Constitutional functionaries, health professionals and their spouses. 

2. Children below 2 years 

3. In dire emergency conditions. 

4. Passengers in transit from and to Kerala.

There is no Covid test facility available at Goa Airport.

Gujarat

Guidelines for passengers coming to Gujarat from Maharashtra & Kerala- 

1)Thermal Screening to be done and Vaccination status of every passenger will be checked. 

2) Rapid test will be done in respect of passengers found suffering from the disease and will immediately be isolated. 

3) If Antigen test is found negative than sample will be sent for RTPCR. 

4) If passenger is found positive will be admitted for treatment as per the guidelines and 

Genome Sequence be done. 

(5) If no Symptoms found and two doses of Vaccination taken and period of 15 days is completed than passenger will be allowed to go to home. Thermal screening shall be conducted for all arriving passengers. 

There is no RT-PCR test required for Domestic travel in healthy individuals on arrival in any of the station in Gujarat State.

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It is mandatory for passengers arriving at Surat to install the SMC Covid-19 Tracker App: https://play.google.com/store/ apps/details?id=in.smc.covidou t and must also fill Novel Corona Self Reporting form- http://www.suratmunicipal.go v.in/EServices/Covid19SelfRep orting

Haryana

Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Haryana will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days

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Himachal Pradesh

All asymptomatic passengers arriving from all states will be exempted from quarantine, if they are carrying a COVID negative certificate through RT-PCR test or TRUNAAT t/CB NAAT test by an ICMR authorized lab issued not earlier than 96 hours from the time when the sample was taken.

Asymptomatic passengers arriving from cities with high prevalence of Covid- 19 will have to undergo 7 days of institutional quarantine, followed by 

7 days of home quarantine. 

Asymptomatic residents of Himachal Pradesh who had travelled to other states for medical, Business or work purpose maybe be exempted from 

quarantine if they exit or re-enter state within 48 hours.

Passengers arriving from cities with high prevalence of Covid-19 may only be 

exempted from 

institutional quarantine if they are travelling for exceptional and compelling reasons such as human distress, pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) accompanied by children below 10 years. However, these passengers will then have to undergo home quarantine for 14days.

It is mandatory for all passengers to install Aarogya Setu App and also register at least 48 hours prior to their arrival on the Covid E- Pass portal http://covid19epass.hp.gov.in Army/CAPF personnel are not required to register on E -Pass if they have arrived to join back their official duty.

Jharkhand

Passengers arriving from 

Maharashtra, Kerala and 

Punjab will require RT- 

PCR/RAT negative report from ICMR accredited labs done within last 72hrs. RT-PCR timeline starts from the swab collection time. Passengers without RTPCR Report will be tested at the airport. RTPCR/RAT test will be free of cost at arrivals. 

Random RAT test will be done for other sector passengers.

Mandatory 7 days home quarantine for all passengers arriving into the state of Jharkhand.

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Karnataka

It is mandatory to possess a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours for all passengers originating from Kerala and Maharashtra irrespective of the vaccination status. 

For travelers from all other states, it is mandatory that those with COVID -19 symptoms should carry a RT- PCR Negative Test Report.


Permitted exemptions for negative RT-PCR 

certificate for travellers from Kerala and Maharashtra are as follows: 

a)Constitutional functionaries and health care professionals. 

b)Children below 2 years. 

c)In dire emergency 

situation (death in the family, medical treatment etc), the passengers swab shall be collected on arrival. 

On receipt of the RTPCR test report, further action will be taken as per the State Protocol.

The cost of RT -PCR test at Bengaluru airport is INR 800/- PER PERSON.

Kerala

Travelers from other States to Kerala shall carry a RT- PCR negative certificate taken within 72 hours before the start of journey. However COVID-19 negative test result is not required for travel of any person (including delivery agents) within Kerala. RT-PCR negative certificate not mandatory for persons who have taken both doses of vaccine and asymptomatic. 

All asymptomatic passengers to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Passengers visiting Kerala for less than7 days are exempted from home quarantine provided they obtain an entry pass for short visit from the Jagratha portal https://covid19jagratha. kerala.nic.in/home/short Visit.

In case, any passenger arrives at the Calicut airport without an RT- PCR result, the arrangements for the RT- PCR testing shall be arranged at the Airport itself. The passenger shall bear the expense of the test. The Passenger should remain in paid quarantine center or to home quarantine till the results are available.

All passengers arriving at Kerala must have a valid e-pass after registering their details in state’s COVID Jagratha portal, without which the passenger will not be permitted to exit the airport - https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/home/addMedicalEmergencyPass.

Madhya Pradesh

There is no Covid test facility available at Indore Airport. Negative RT-PCR certificate, not mandatory for the flights arriving at Bhopal from Maharashtra at present. 

All other asymptomatic passengers arriving into Madhya Pradesh are exempted from quarantine.


Self-declaration is mandatory for all arriving passengers to Indore. Link for self-declaration is given below. This is not mandatory for Bhopal. https://indore.acceldash .com/self-declaration-form.

Maharashtra

It is mandatory for passengers to carry negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours before the time of entry into Maharashtra. Passengers without RT-PCR report will not be permitted to board the flight. RT-PCR timeline starts from the report issuance time. 

 The conditions for exemptions to travel without RT-PCR report are as follows: 

 1. Passengers must have been administered with both doses of the COVID 19 vaccination. 

2. 15 days should have elapsed after second dose. 

3. Passengers must be in Possession of valid Final vaccination certificate displayed on the Aarogya Setu app issued through COWIN portal.

All passengers who intend to stay in Maharashtra for a period of 7 days or less shall be exempted from mandatory quarantine. Such passengers will have to share the details of their return/onward journey. Other passengers will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. To seek exemption from home quarantine, it is mandatory to upload the request online at https://portal.mcgm.go v.in before your travel.

The armed forces personnel and their families from the Army, Navy, Air force and the Coast Guard are exempted from the above-mentioned RT-PCR tests subject to following the other necessary Covid related protocols.

All passengers travelling from airports located within Maharashtra are exempted from RT-PCR Test/Certificate requirements. As per Ministry of Civil Aviation guidelines, the exemptions to travel without RT-PCR report for fully vaccinated passengers DO NOT APPLY to international travelers arriving into Maharashtra.

Manipur

Effective 30th June 2021, Passengers, entering Manipur from outside the State, who have been fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID vaccine shall be exempted from producing negative COVID testing reports or from mandatory testing on arrival at Imphal Airport on the condition that at least 15 (Fifteen) days should have been completed from the date on which the second dose of COVID vaccine was administered. They should produce a valid certificate depicting the fully vaccinated status of the person with two 

doses of COVID vaccine and with the certificate clearly indicating the date on which the second vaccine dose was received. Passengers who are not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated i.e. received only 1(one) dose of COVID vaccine will not be exempted and shall require to produce negative RAT/RT-PCR/True Nat/CB- NAATCOVID-19 test report taken within 72 hours at the time of entry into Manipur.

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Meghalaya

RT-PCR test for all arriving passengers on chargeable basis incase passenger is not carrying a negative COVID-19 report on arrival (not earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival). 

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All passengers must register on the State portal to generate a unique e-invite 

http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/testing.htm.  

Mizoram

Covid Test should be within 96 hours from arrival. 

All passengers entering in to the State of Mizoram from other parts of the country shall mandatorily undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at their point of entry to Mizoram. RAT Positive persons shall be attended to as per the standing protocol. This provision shall also apply to residents of Mizoram travelling outside Mizoram and coming back.

Those tested as Covid-19 negative with RAT but showing any symptom of Covid-19, shall be tested with RT- PCR / True-Nat as soon as possible. Those who are found Covid-19 negative shall be quarantined and they will be tested with RT-PCR TrueNat after 5 (five) days, and if found Covid-19 negative, they may be discharged from the quarantine.

Persons entering Mizoram from outside maybe exempted from the requirement of quarantine subject to fulfilment of the following terms and conditions: 

1) He / she should produce, at the screening point, a negative report with valid SRF ID for the Covid-19 test using RT-PCR / TrueNat / CBNAAT, conducted within 48 hours prior to the time of entry in the State. 

2) He / she should be screened for Covid-19 at the entry point and found Covid-19 negative, such exempted persons shall monitor themselves for any symptom of Covid-I9 for a period of 7 (seven) days, and may perform any important tasks during such 'self-monitoring', while strictly following the 'Covid Appropriate Behaviour'.

For all persons entering Mizoram, prior registration on mPASS-flight or mPASS-road in mCOVID-19 mobile application before arrival is mandatory to enable proper arrangements for screening and quarantine. Home quarantine and Hotel quarantine can be applied online at https://mcovid19.mizoram.gov. in.

Nagaland

All passengers must have their RT-PCR (negative) report with them from an ICMR approved lab not earlier than 72 hours of arrival into the state of 

Nagaland through RT-PCR / 

TrueNat / CBNAAT 

All travelers are required to install and register on the Covid Nagaland visitor’s app and fill the Self Declaration form.

07 days of Institutional 

Quarantine followed by 14 days of Home Quarantine for all other passengers. In case the person concerned does not have the negative test report or if he/she hasn't completed COVID-19 vaccination, then the person has to quarantine for 10 (ten) days in the State.

Below categories of passengers shall be 

exempted from Institutional Quarantine subject to 28 days of Home Quarantine 1.Person above the age of 

60 years, 

2.Children & parents of children 10 years & below 3.Pregnant women & accompanying spouse.

All travelers are required to install and register on the Covid Nagaland visitor’s app and fil the Self Declaration form. Below categories of passengers shall be exempted from Institutional Quarantine subject to 28 days of Home Quarantine with active surveillance 1. Person above the age of 60 years, 2.Children & parents of children 10 years & below 3. Pregnant women & accompanying spouse.

Odisha

Passenger’s entry into 

Bhubaneswar from other 

States by producing Rapid Antigen Test/RTPCR negative report/final vaccination certificate is hereby withdrawn.

International arriving passengers having RT- PCR negative report would be exempted from institutional quarantine.

MoCA vide OM dated 07- 08-2020 has allowed for onward air journey of international arriving passengers, when exemption from institutional quarantine is granted by the state authorities (of the entry airport) on the basis of negative RT-PCR test report, for which test was conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

• Movement of Persons on Vande Bharat and air transport bubble flights will continue to be regulated as per SOP issued

Punjab

It is mandatory for all passengers flying into Airports in Punjab to: 

i.Carry a certificate of Full/ 

Final Vaccination (both doses) 

OR 

ii.Carry a negative RT-PCR Certificate of the last 72 hours. Infants and children below 10 years of age shall be exempt from the above requirement. 

It is clarified that this shall apply for domestic flights only and the requirement for arrival of International Passengers shall continue to be governed by the extant guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family 

Welfare, Government of India.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Punjab will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.




Rajasthan

Passengers, already been administered with the 1st dose of COVID-19 Vaccination, are EXEMPT from carrying the RT- PCR COVID-19 negative report while entering the State of Rajasthan, and shall also be exempt from the mandatory 

Home / Institutional 

Quarantine 

However, those passengers who have not been vaccinated are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours before departure and need to be produce the negative COVID-19 certificate at the time of arrival in Rajasthan.

Passengers, without the 

report will be quarantined for a period of 15 days. In case passenger does not belong to Jaipur or Rajasthan (Tourist, Businessman), he will may have to make his own arrangements for getting quarantine.

All "Armed Forces 

Personnel" arriving in Rajasthan are exempted t o show RT-PCR Negative report (Within 72 Hrs) on arrival.

All passengers arriving in Rajasthan shall undergo thermal screening and oxygen saturation checks at the airport.

Sikkim

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Tamil Nadu

COVID Testing will be done to symptomatic persons coming from Maharashtra & Kerala. All passengers arriving in Coimbatore to have Auto E-Pass & also carry a negative RT- PCR report not earlier than 72 hours from the time of departure. The same is not applicable for passengers arriving from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Puducherry. In case the passenger arrives without RT-PCR report, COVID testing shall be done free of cost at Coimbatore airport. 

7 days of Home Quarantine & 7 days of self-monitoring for all passengers arriving into Tamil Nadu from Maharashtra & Kerala. Other asymptomatic passengers from all states, apart from Maharashtra and Gujarat, must undergo home quarantine for 14 days. 


It is mandatory for passengers to have TN e-pass by registering on https://tnepass.tnega.org before their travel.

Telangana

It is mandatory for all passengers to install the Aarogya Setu App.

Asymptomatic passengers arriving at Telangana are exempted from quarantine

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Tripura

Negative test report for COVID-19 done by RT-PCR/True NAAT/CBNAAT of 72 hours prior to journey. Passengers arriving in the state may be allowed without Covid-19 report if they are able to show complete vaccination certificate and two weeks have elapsed after the last dose of vaccination. 

All Symptomatic passengers shall undergo 14 days Quarantine.

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Passengers without RTPCR test will be tested on arrival (RAT) free of cost.  

Uttarakhand

COVID Test will be done (free of cost) for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujarat. All passengers will be exempted from home quarantine if they arrive with RT- PCR/TrueNAT/CBNAAT/Antigen test with negative report not more than 72hrs before arrival. Fully vaccinated passengers after 15 days of second dose will be exempted from above test requirements to enter the state. 

Home quarantine for visitors coming for more than 7 days. No quarantine for travelers coming to Uttarakhand with stay less than 7 days. 

Govt official from state & center, Judges of Supreme & High court and other judicial officers, MP’s & MLA of Uttarakhand & 

support staff are exempted from quarantine.

All passengers need to register (Mandatory) on state website: http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in and follow SOPs of Government agencies.

Uttar Pradesh

RT-PCR negative report from ICMR accredited labs done within last 72 hours for 

Passengers arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra. If the passengers are not carrying the RT-PCR negative report, then they will undergo the “RAPID ANTIGEN TEST” at Varanasi Airport. 


14 days home quarantine. 


Passengers exiting Uttar Pradesh within 7 

days of arrival shall be exempted from mandatory quarantine subject to validation of return/onward travel.

Mandatory requirement of Aarogya Setu App and registration on https://reg.upcovid.in Any passengers found with 

SYMPTOMS and not carrying the RT-PCR negative report will only undergo “RT-PCR test” at Varanasi Airport. Both RAPID ANTIGEN &RT-PCR test will be free of cost by the state authorities.

West Bengal

All passengers coming from outside the state of West Bengal shall mandatorily possess an RT-PCR negative test report for a test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure or a proof of full vaccination. Effective 08th August 2021, fully vaccinated passengers coming from Pune, Mumbai and Chennai airports also have to mandatorily possess an RT- PCR negative test report for a test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure.

14 days quarantine for those without RT-PCR test report.

Only emergency cases like death of kin will be exempted from prior testing. However, they will have to get themselves tested on arrival at the airport at their cost Children are not exempted from RTPCR Test. Infants (0-24 months) who don’t occupy a seat are exempted. If a person is on an official duty and is tested negative for COVID- 19, he/she will be allowed to perform the duty & return without any restrictions.

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving into West Bengal to fill-up and submit the declaration form using the Sandhane App developed by H&FW Department of West Bengal. Please download the App here: http://74.50.58.66/systems/Sandhane/1.2/Sandhane_Gen.apk.

Union territories


Andaman

All asymptomatic passengers who have been vaccinated with both doses of the COVID 19 vaccine and 15 days have lapsed since the administration of second dose of the vaccine and are in possession of the final vaccination certificate issued through the COWIN portal are exempted from mandatory requirement of carrying a negative                                               RT-PCR report for travel to Port Blair from Mainland and also such passengers will be exempted from undergoing additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair airport. Such passengers shall also have to produce the ID card /document mentioned in the Vaccination Certificate, for verification. Passengers who are found symptomatic on arrival at Port Blair, irrespective of their vaccination status shall be subjected to RTPCR / Rapid Antigen Test at the airport terminal to aid identification. All other passengers viz. unvaccinated, partially vaccinated (those who have taken only 1st dose of COVID vaccine) and those who have taken both doses, but have not completed 15 days since the administration of 2nd dose, shall have to produce negative RTPCR report to travel to Port Blair from mainland, as is the practice now. They will undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair.


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It is mandated that all passengers, irrespective of status of vaccination, shall scrupulously follow COVID appropriate behaviour (wearing mask, maintaining social distancing etc.) at all times.      


Chandigarh

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Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

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Delhi

Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival.

Passengers will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days.

All constitutional and government functionaries and their staff members are exempted from quarantine if they are asymptomatic.

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Jammu and Kashmir

All passengers arriving at Jammu & Kashmir will have to undergo Covid19 antigen test through RT-PCR method or Rapid Antigen test. 

Until the test results are reported negative, passengers will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Passengers without contactable phone number with updated Aarogya Setu App will have to undergo institutional quarantine for 14 days or till their test results are reported negative, in which case they will be released for home quarantine.

Asymptomatic Business travelers carrying a confirmed return ticket, confirmed hotel booking and their Business ID will be exempted from quarantine and will be permitted to proceed to their hotel from the airport after undergoing the Covid-19 test.

Personnel of Defense and 

Central Armed Police Forces returning on duty, including transit labour hired by BRO to go to Ladakh, will be exempted from Covid-19 antigen testing.

Passenger is 

Required to fill Up ICMR health form on arrival.

Ladakh

Thermal screening shall be done for all passengers. 

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Ladakh will be exempted from quarantine if they are carrying a Covid-19 negative certificate by an ICMR- authorized lab issued within 48 hours before arrival. All other passengers will have to undergo mandatory home quarantine for 7 days. Workers are advised to arrive at Ladakh through contractor(s) or Labour agencies and will be exempted from quarantine if they are also carrying a Covid-19 negative certificate by an ICMR-authorized lab issued within 48 hours before arrival. If they do not carry this report, they will have to undergo 7 days of institutional quarantine followed by a Covid-19 test.

Personal of Defense & Central Armed Police are exempted from above provisions

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Lakshadweep

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Pondicherry

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