The second wave of the novel Coronavirus has ended, and with that most of the States and Union Territories have given a green signal to both national and international passengers. However, the freedom to travel comes with certain rules and policies to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in future. Mentioned below are the state-wise travel guidelines for a hassle-free experience.

State Wise Travel Guideline

1. Delhi

  • RT-PCR test report is NOT required to enter the national capital.
  • It is mandatory for everyone to wear face masks (even within a car).
  • Aarogya Setu app. is a must.
  • Flight operations remain unaffected. Please check airline guidelines before travelling.
  • Thermal screening is compulsory for all passengers.
  • Domestic passengers arriving at the airport might have to undergo COVID testing. Those found positive must self-quarantine at home or hospital for a minimum of 10 days.
  • International travellers must check the Delhi government’s guidelines on registration, quarantine and testing protocols on the official website.

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2. Maharashtra

  • RT-PCR test is NOT required for passengers flying within the state.
  • Aarogya Setu app. is a must.
  • Flight operations remain unaffected. Please check the latest state guidelines before travelling.
  • Thermal screening will be done for all passengers.
  • Travellers landing in Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur must carry a negative RT-PCR test report, taken within 48 hours before arrival.
  • Only passengers from Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa must carry a negative RT-PCR test, conducted within 72 hours before arrival for visiting Kolhapur and Shirdi.
  • Symptomatic passengers arriving in Shirdi will get their left hand stamped with quarantine information as decided by the local health authorities.
  • International travellers entering the state must check state government’s guidelines on the official website.

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3. Uttar Pradesh

  • Aarogya Setu app. is a must.
  • All passengers must go through thermal screening.
  • All travellers coming via flight must register themselves here.
  • Those landing in Lucknow (irrespective of their origin point) must carry a negative RT-PCR report with a sample taken within 72 hours before arrival.
  • Those landing at all other airports in Uttar Pradesh DO NOT need a negative RT-PCR test, except for passengers from Kerala and Maharashtra.
  • Travellers to Agra must undergo a test upon arrival, even if carrying a negative RT-PCR test.
  • International travellers entering the state must check government guidelines on registration, quarantine and testing protocols on the official website.

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4. Karnataka

  • Download and update the Aarogya Setu app.
  • RT-PCR test report is NOT MANDATORY to enter the state.
  • All passengers must undergo thermal screening.
  • International travellers entering the state must check government-issued guidelines on the official website.

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5. Kerala

  • Aarogya Setu app and thermal screening are a must.
  • Register on https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/ to obtain an e-pass.
  • All travellers must carry a negative COVID-19 test issued within 72 hours before entering the state.
  • Mandatory home quarantine of 14 days for all those who do not carry a negative test report and are not willing to undergo a test upon arrival.
  • The same is not applicable for travellers heading to Kannur.
  • Passengers visiting Kerala for a short period must carry a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 48 hours before arrival. They must also take an entry pass for a short visit from the COVID Jagratha portal.
  • Passengers heading to Calicut must undergo a test on arrival and shall remain under home or institutional quarantine till the test result is awaited.

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6. Rajasthan 

  • Some lockdown restrictions might be in effect at the moment.
  • Only emergency vehicles will be allowed to enter the state.
  • Aarogya Setu app. is a must.
  • Thermal screening is mandatory for all travellers.
  • All passengers must submit a Self-Health Declaration form on arrival.
  • Those travelling to Udaipur are required to upload their negative RT-PCR report here.
  • Passengers must carry a COVID vaccination Final Certificate (both doses done) taken before 28 days of arrival or an RT-PCR negative report conducted within 72 hours before arrival in the state.
  • Those without negative a COVID-19 report must undergo 15 days of institutional quarantine.

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7. Himachal Pradesh

  • RT-PCR test report is NOT required to enter Himachal Pradesh.
  • Kibber village (including Kibber wildlife sanctuary) in Lahaul & Spiti is currently closed for tourism.
  • Travellers to the state must register on the HP government portal before the journey.
  • Anyone booking a cab to/from the railway station or airport must share their valid e-ticket copy with the driver before the trip starts.
  • Not more than 2+1 passengers will be allowed in sedan vehicles and 3+1 passengers in SUVs.

8. Uttarakhand

  • Install and update the Aarogya Setu app.
  • All travellers Uttarakhand are required to register themselves on http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/ before arriving.
  • All passengers must go through thermal screening.
  • Passengers must carry a COVID negative test report, conducted within 72 hours before departure.
  • An on-arrival RT-PCR test will be done (free of charge) for travellers from Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana.
  • In case of a positive on-arrival test, travellers must undergo institutional quarantine.

9. Goa

  • Aarogya Setu app. is a must.
  • Asymptomatic domestic travellers do not have to quarantine.
  • All passengers travelling to Goa must carry a negative RT-PCR certificate (with a sample taken within 72 hours before arrival) or a complete COVID vaccination certificate (both doses done).
  • International travellers must check government-issued guidelines here.

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10. West Bengal

  • Download and update the Sandhane app. and Aarogya Setu app.
  • The lockdown is in effect, however, flight operations remain unaffected.
  • All flight passengers must carry a negative COVID-19 test report, conducted within 72 hours before flight departure. An exception to children below 2 years, anyone travelling due to the demise of a family member (they must however take a self-paid test on arrival) and transit passengers.
  • Anyone travelling without a negative RT-PCR report must undergo 14 days of institutional quarantine at their own expense.
  • International travellers must check the guidelines on registration, quarantine and testing protocols here.

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11. Punjab

  • Download and update the Aarogya Setu app.
  • All travellers to Punjab must register on COVA Punjab app before commencing their journey.
  • Lockdown is still in effect so please check the latest state guidelines before travelling.
  • Travellers must produce a vaccination certificate (at least 1 dose) over 2 weeks old or a negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 72 hours before departure.
  • International travellers will have to undergo RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) at the airport, in case they do not have a negative RT-PCR test report. Thereafter, passengers must undergo 7 days home quarantine.

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12. Gujarat

    • Aarogya Setu app is a must.
    • Travellers to Surat, please check the latest government guidelines
    • All passengers arriving in Surat must download the ‘SMC COVID-19 Tracker’app, fill the ‘Novel Corona Self-reporting Form’ and carry a negative RT-PCR test.
    • RT-PCR test is NOT required for those landing at other airports in Gujarat.
    • For travellers landing in Ahmedabad, thermal screening will be must & in case of symptoms one must undergo a self-paid RT-PCR test.

13. Madhya Pradesh

  • Travellers must download the Aarogya Setu app.
  • Those travelling to Indore must install the Indore 311 app, and register themselves before arrival and consistently update their health status for 14 days.
  • Passengers coming only from Maharashtra must carry a negative COVID-19 test report, conducted within 48 hours before commencement of the journey. Those travelling without a report must take a self-paid test upon arrival at the airport and undergo institutional quarantine till the result is out.
  • Passengers from Maharashtra to Bhopal must carry a negative COVID-19 report, conducted within 72 hours before arrival. Symptomatic passengers must undergo a test on arrival at the Bhopal airport and self-isolate till the result is awaited.
  • RT-PCR test is NOT mandatory for travellers coming from other states.
  • If the test result is positive, passengers will be sent to a COVID Care Centre and undergo re-test followed by quarantine as advised by the authorities.
  • If the result is negative, quarantine is not required.
  • Those on a short business trip (less than 3 days) do not have to quarantine. They must give their travel details to the airport officials.

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14. Andhara Pradesh

  • Aarogya Setu app is a must.
  • All passengers must register themselves on the Spandana 
  • RT-PCR test report is NOT required to enter the state.
  • Domestic passengers do not need to quarantine.
  • Thermal screening mandatory for all travellers.
  • International travellers must check travel guidelines here

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15. Odisha

  1. Download and update the Aarogya Setu App.
  2. Travellers entering Odisha must register here.
  3. All passengers coming to Odisha must either carry a valid vaccination certificate (both doses done) or carry a negative test report (RT-PCR) conducted within 48 hours before arrival.
  4. Anyone without a valid test report or a valid vaccination certificate must undergo 7 days of quarantine.
  5. International travellers must check government-issued guidelines here.

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