Covid-19 Travel Guidelines (Statewise)
The world has been on a stand-still since as early as March. While this may have been the first time that all movements across the world had been paused, many countries are recovering and getting back to the new normal. With the active cases of Covid-19 having crossed a 29 million mark across the world right now, every country is taking the required precautions and reopening services and hospitality to the world.
The government of India as well has eased travel restrictions in a phased manner along the past 2 months. With the unlock 4.0, inter-state and intra-state travel has been permitted without any requirement for permissions or e-permits for such movements. With everything in effect, individual states have come up with their own set of guidelines for travel within and to/from the state. However, regardless of separate guidelines, wearing face masks and social distancing is mandatory. The information below is subject to change according to updates from the respective state governments.
- There is no requirement of permissions, e-passes or a negative Covid-19 medical report.
- No restrictions on the duration of stay or intra-state or inter-state movements for travellers.
- Anybody visiting Goa is not subjected to either institutional or home quarantine.
- Apart from Casinos and beach shacks, Goa is open for travellers. The casinos are closed until further orders, whereas beach shacks will be open after the monsoon.
- Travellers must take an RT-PCR test from an ICMR authorised lab, showing a negative report not earlier than 72 hours from their arrival.
- They are required to upload the test report and register themselves on http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in, before their movements within the city.
- Travellers must have a minimum booking of 7 days in a hotel and must quarantine at hotel or home for the same duration.
- People without an RT-PCR test report are required to do institutional quarantine for 7 days.
- A 7 day home or institutional quarantine is required for anyone entering the state. Although, the duration might vary because of new guidelines being issued by the state government each day passing.
- The brownie point is that no Covid-19 negative medical certificate/e-passes are required anymore.
- The movement of inter-state buses is suspended temporarily until further orders.
- The minimum duration of stay is reduced to 2 days.
- There are no restrictions placed on inter-state and intra-state movements. Even the buses, autos, goods carrier vehicles are allowed to travel to and from the state.
- Travellers from other states or countries are required to quarantine for 7 days in institution or home, as per their wish.
- If the quarantine is supposed to be exempted, a negative test report is to be proven 96 hours before their arrival.
- People travelling by road in their transportation are required to follow the seating capacity guidelines of one driver and two passengers.
- No e-passes or permissions are required to enter the state.
- All cities in the state are still under 100% lockdown for travellers, except Indore which is subjected to a weekend lockdown until 21st September.
- New guidelines for travel and intra-state commute will be issued before 21st of September.
- No e-pass, quarantine, or permissions required for inter or intra-state travels.
- For people travelling in their transportation, one driver plus two passengers is the maximum capacity allowed.
- All travellers are required to carry a Govt. ID, with valid address proof.
- Before starting movements within the state, travellers must register on https://sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in
Jammu and Kashmir
- Asymptomatic travellers are subjected to 14 days home quarantine.
- Upon arrival, swab tests are done. If negative, home quarantine for 7 days. And until the results come out, travellers are put under mandatory institution quarantine.
- Travellers with Rt-PCR test negative results not older than 48 hours are allowed for movement within the state.
- There are no restrictions on the number of passengers in a vehicle, but an e-pass is required for travel. You can get an e-pass here: Government of India | e-Pass for Movement During Lockdown and https://bit.ly/3cnVJiU
- Business travellers with confirmed return within 4 days are exempted from quarantine.
- All travellers entering Kerala are supposed to quarantine for 14 days, either home or designated hotels.
- Quarantine is not required for passengers on short term trips, but an entry pass is necessary.
- All travellers coming from outside of Kerala are required to obtain an exit pass from their respective states after the health screening.
- With Aarogya Setu downloaded compulsorily, they should obtain an e-pass from https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/, and vehicle number is needed for issuance of the same.
- All passengers travelling to Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Mumbai are subjected to 14 days home quarantine.
- The Passengers travelling for a week or less are exempted from quarantine but require an e-pass.
- Travel to Shirdi requires 10 days of institutional quarantine and 4 days home/hotel quarantine.
- Travel to Kolhapur requires 7 days institutional quarantine plus 7 days home/ hotel quarantine.
- International travellers arriving in Mumbai are subjected to 7 days institutional quarantine and 7 days of home/ hotel quarantine. All details of the place of stay are to be informed to the respective authorities in case of hotel accommodation.
- All travellers are supposed to carry Govt. ID with valid address proof and seating capacity is limited to one driver plus two passengers.
- E-passes can be requested from https://covid19.mhpolice.in/
- People not exhibiting any kind of symptoms are required to home quarantine for 7 days.
- Those with mild to severe symptoms are to be escorted to the respective Covid-19 health facilities.
- But, Govt. staff are exempted from the 7 days home quarantine.
- The Covid-19 test is not required.
- International travellers are subjected to a mandatory 7 days institutional quarantine completely free of cost or are allowed paid quarantine at hotels if they wish to. This is followed by a 7 day home quarantine.
- If needed to be exempted from quarantine, they are required to submit the RT-PCR test report 96 hours before their departure.
- The compulsory download of the Aarogya Setu app for screenings at airports, train and bus stations.
Note: Its really difficult to list down the Travel guidelines these days because guidelines keep on changing, on regular basis. So we suggest you to please check the official website before travelling to the state. Hills are now open but we must travel responsibly. Stay safe, Travel Safer!