Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has tightened curbs for travellers coming from neighbouring state of Maharashtra amid rising concerns over delta plus variant of coronavirus. Most of the 50-odd cases found till date in the country are from Maharashtra. The Karnataka government has said that a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours or vaccination certificate of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine needs to be compulsorily produced by passengers coming to the state from Maharashtra.Also Read - Karnataka Govt School Teacher Found Sending Lewd Messages, Porn to Students' Mothers; Suspended

“Negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours or vaccination certificate of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine shall be compulsorily produced by the passengers coming to Karnataka by flight, bus, train, taxi, personal transport, etc. This will also be applicable for all the flights originating from Maharashtra to Karnataka,” state chief secretary P Ravi Kumar said in an order, according to news agency PTI. Also Read - 4th Wave of COVID? Karnataka Govt to Tighten Rules Amid Rising Cases. Deets Inside

Here are the fresh guidelines issued by Karnataka govt for travellers from Maharashtra:

  1. As per the official release, passengers boarding the train from Maharashtra to Karnataka are requested to have negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours or a vaccination certificate of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine before boarding. This will also be applicable for all the flights originating from Maharashtra to Karnataka.
  2. Railway authorities shall be responsible for ensuring that all passengers travelling by trains carry negative RT-PCR certificates not older than 72 hours or vaccination certificate of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
  3. Airlines shall issue boarding passes only to the passengers carrying negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours or vaccination certificate of at-least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
  4. For all the passengers travelling by bus, the bus conductor shall ensure that they possess negative RT-PCR reports not older than 72 hours or vaccination certificate of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
  5. Deputy Commissioners of the districts bordering Maharashtra i.e., Belagavi, Bidar, Vijayapura and Kalaburagi shall make arrangements to deploy necessary staff at check posts to ensure that all the vehicles entering Kamataka are checked for compliance of the above requirement, the order said.
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