The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced that it will not require mandatory RT-PCR reports from passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, rule will be applicable for all domestic and international flyers.

Further, the state government has extended the validity interval of RT-PCR test from 48 hours to 72 hours.

Earlier all passengers travelling to Maharashtra are required to show a negative RT-PCR test report at the airport to enter the state.

Maharashtra government release a notification, "Persons who have been vaccinated with both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 15 days have lapsed since the administration of the second dose of vaccine and is in possession of a final vaccination certificate issued through the Cowin portal then such person be exempted from the mandatory requirement of possessing a negative RTPCR report on their entry into the State,"

The decision came after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation requested the Maharashtra government to exempt the RT-PCR negative test report condition for passengers arriving in the state, if they have been fully vaccinated.

Mumbai Updated Guidelines

1. On May 12, the Maharashtra government had banned domestic travellers coming to the state.

2. As per the order, any passenger arriving by any mode of transport was required to undergo a negative RT-PCR test 72 hours before starting the journey.

3. The Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation issued instructions regarding domestic passengers coming to the city of Mumbai.

4. These restrictions were mainly imposed on passengers coming from Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Rajasthan and Kerala.

5. Due to the increase in the number of cases, it was decided to ban all travellers coming to Mumbai from any part of the country.

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