Mumbai is permitting vaccinated passengers to enter without Covid-19 negative report
Various Indian states are allowing travellers if they are vaccinated without their RT-PCR negative report.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai said on Tuesday that fully vaccinated travellers entering in Mumbai via air will not be required to produce compulsory RT-PCR certificate. Other states like Odisha, Punjab and Rajasthan follows the decision.
On July 13 BMC Chief Iqbal Singh Chahal wrote in a letter “Government of Maharashtra as well as Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has imposed condition with regards to carrying negative RT-PCR test certificate while arriving in the city. The guidelines are being followed and compliance accordingly is ensured at Mumbai Airport. There are many passengers who are taking up journey to Delhi or other business places in morning and they are returning back by the evening or the next morning. Conducting RT-PCR test and getting report becomes impossible in such condition”. In this view, the domestic travellers who are fully vaccinated may be exempted from carrying negative report while arriving in the city, he said.
Other states like Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Meghalaya, Odisha and Nagaland and UT of Chandigarh also permitted vaccinated passengers to arrive without RT-PCR negative report.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport witnessed high footfall in June with passenger volume logging around 60 per cent growth in previous month.
In the IndiGo earnings call its CEO Ranojoy Dutta said: “We are hopeful that with the reducing trend in Covid cases and the increased pace of vaccination, passenger confidence and airline traffic will gain further momentum by early July”.