Uttar Pradesh makes COVID negative reports mandatory for travellers from select states

Uttar Pradesh makes COVID negative reports mandatory for travellers from select states

Travellers from states with more than three per cent weekly positivity rate are now required to get a negative coronavirus report when entering into the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh government’s Additional Chief Secretary. Health, Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters that the rule will be applicable for all passengers coming into the state, via air, rail, or even road.

The test report must be an RT PCR one, and it should not be older than four days. On the other hand, Prasad has also said that a vaccine certificate of both doses will also work to gain entry.

Prasad added, “The restriction is only for the states having high weekly positivity rate of over three per cent. There is no restriction for other states.”

Official reports suggest that infection rate has gone down in the state of Uttar Pradesh. At present, the state is dealing with 1093 active cases. It has been further reported that a list of states with high weekly positive cases will be up on the government website on July 24.

The order by the state surveillance officer said that passengers travelling to Uttar Pradesh between August 1 and August 15, must refer to the list of states, and take appropriate action. The order states, “Travellers coming to Uttar Pradesh between August 1 and 15 from the states mentioned in this list must make one of the documents available at the point of entry into UP.”

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