Given the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the Uttarakhand government announced that a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report is mandatory for those arriving from 12 states, w.e.f. April 1.
“Persons traveling from states, namely Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan by road, air, and train to Uttarakhand
are advised to carry negative RT-PCR test report,” said a statement issued by the Uttarakhand government.
The statement further said that the test report should not be older than 72 hours.
“Persons coming from abovementioned states as well as persons residing in Uttarakhand shall strictly adhere to the norms of safety and social distancing as per the guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and state government. Violation of norms shall be liable under the relevant provision of Disaster Management Act 2005, Epidemics Act1897 and sections of IPC,” the statement said.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 1724 active cases in Uttarakhand.