The government of Uttarakhand made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for people coming from 12 states where Coronavirus cases are rising the most.
As Coronavirus cases are on a spike again, the government of Uttarakhand made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for people coming from 12 states from April 1.
Uttarakhand made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for passengers from these states
The rule will apply to people travelling from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab Karnataka and Chhattisgarh. Further, passengers travelling from Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan will also have to take the negative report with them.
Irrespective of the mode of travelling, i.e. road, rail and air, the visitors will need to carry the negative report. Also, the report should not be older than 72 hours.
The government has also directed visitors and the residents of Uttarakhand to follow the safety norms.
Apart from this, the district administration will also make the arrangements for random COVID-19 tests. The visitors will meet such tests at airports, railway stations, and at all border check posts.
Those who violate the norms will face punishments under relevant provisions. Offenders will be penalised under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Epidemics Act, 1897, and sections of the Indian Penal Code.
However, the government has not put restrictions on the interstate and intra-state movement of essential goods and services.
A COVID-19 negative report is also mandatory to enter Kumbh Mela starting from April 1.