Raipur: Chhattisgarh government on Monday exempted fully vaccinated air passengers arriving in the state from carrying a negative RT-PCR coronavirus test report, reported PTI. Earlier this month, the state government had issued guidelines mandating COVID-19 test report for all air passengers. Under the rules, it had stated that travellers inoculated with both the doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines will also have to produce at airports a negative RT-PCR report of test conducted within 96 hours of boarding the flight from outside Chhattisgarh.Also Read - The Kapil Sharma Show Themed Ganesh Pandal In Chhattisgarh Is The Cutest Of All, Comedian Says 'Wow' | Watch

The General Administration Department on Monday amended this provision and stated that passengers who have received both the doses of vaccines have been exempted from carrying a negative report of RT-PCR test (considered gold standard for coronavirus testing), a public relations department officer here said. For remaining air passengers, the earlier rule of mandatory test report will continue to be in force, he said. Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown: Officials Take Strict Action Against People For Entering State Without RT-PCR Test Report

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(Based on PTI inputs)