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West Bengal makes negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for unvaccinated passengers

The government of West Bengal has issued latest guidelines regarding the entry requirements for travellers entering the state.

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

Kolkata Airport, in an official tweet, said:

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.

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Earlier, it was mandatory for all passengers coming from outside the state of West Bengal to carry a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 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 of a approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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