Fresh COVID-19 guidelines for flyers to Tripura: Test compulsory for nine states
Agartala: New guidelines for flight passengers boarding from other states and union territories of India to Tripura at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport here in Agartala have been issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) consorting with the Tripura government.
An official of AAI at MBB Airport informed TIME8 that all incoming passengers not carrying valid negative test reports for COVID-19 on arrival done by RT-PCR or True NAT or CBNAAT of 48 hours prior to journey date have to undergo compulsory testing.
Passengers boarding flights from Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland irrespective of COVID Vaccination status will undergo compulsory test on arrival if they don’t have a valid “Negative Test report” for COVID-19 done by RT-PCR or True NAT or CB NAAT of 48 hours prior to the journey.
Passengers coming from other states except these 9 states will be exempted from undergoing the test on arrival at MBB Airport if having a double vaccination certificate of more than 15 days.
The state Health Department of the government of Tripura will conduct the tests of the passengers free of cost, the official added.
However, those passengers having valid negative RT-PCR test reports done by RT-PCR or True NAT or CBNAAT of 48 hours will be exempted from undergoing COVID tests at the Airport on arrival.
The advisory issued by AAI also informed that 14 days of mandatory quarantine and treatment as per the state government’s protocol if tested positive while in other cases, self-isolation or quarantine or self-health monitoring for 14 days is a must.