West Bengal requires CoVid-19 negative report for those arriving from 4 Indian States including Maharashtra and Kerala

In 2020, Maharashtra government guidelines for inter-state travel mandated that anyone travelling into Maharashtra from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan need to be evaluated for CoVid-19 before arrival inside the state since late November 2020. Subsequently, Maharashtra has added Kerala to this list in the wake of rising numbers in Kerala. On the same lines, new Karnataka and Delhi insist on a report from passengers originating from various Indian states including Maharashtra and Kerala. Now there are new West Bengal Covid Travel Rules.

Delhi Covid travel rules

West Bengal Covid Travel Rules

West Bengal has notified that the state will be here on putting in place requirements for travellers entering the state to present a CoVid-19 negative report for arriving in West Bengal via air, in light of the CoVid-19 cases rising in a few states.

People travelling to West Bengal airport (namely Kolkata and Bagdogra) from the following states by flights will be required to present a negative RT-PCR test for arrival, taken within 72 hours of flight departure:

  • Maharashtra
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka
  • Telangana

Here is the notification sent by the state to the central government in this regard.

a letter of a trip to india

The new rules will come in place for travel starting from February 27, 2021, from 12 noon onwards.


West Bengal Government has mandated that before you land in the state, you will need to be tested for CoVid-19 and have a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours before arriving in West Bengal. This is valid for travel from the four states mentioned above from February 27, 2021, onwards.

What do you make of the new West Bengal Covid travel rules?

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  1. Hi what about short term travel’s less then 72 hours.?
    Any exemption for govt service employees ?

    If any have idea.. plz inform

  2. People travelling to Bengal from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana by flights will have to show a negative RT-PCR test from Saturday If All thing are right Than It’s is Very Dengourious

  3. My feeling is in the near future, all states will impose RT PCR testing requirements on each other , strictly checked when travelling by air with decreasing strictness as you go down the order like rail and least strict by road

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