Chhattisgarh government slightly eases restrictions on travelers visiting state, eases RT-PCR standards – The New Indian Express
RAIPUR: The government of Chhattisgarh has granted relaxations to travelers arriving in the state from outside under its new set of guidelines released on Thursday to contain the spread of COVID-19, an official said.
In accordance with the new guidelines, the mandatory provision of having a negative RT-PCR report of the test performed within 72 hours for people arriving in the state by air, rail and road has now been relaxed.
Now the test report made within 96 hours of arrival will be considered valid, the public relations manager said.
In addition, people who have certificates proving that they have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine will also be allowed to enter the state, he said.
For air travelers who do not have a negative Covid test report, arrangements will be made for testing at airports.
These passengers will need to be isolated at their homes until the report arrives, he said.
Similar arrangements for the health examination will be made at train stations and interstate border checkpoints, he said.
The guidelines were issued to all divisional commissioners, police inspectors general, collectors and police superintendents for implementation from May 21, he said.
Instructions will be posted at every bus stop, train station as well as at Raipur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur airports, he added.