After noting a decrease in new COVID-19 cases and a rise in vaccination coverage, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday (July 13) issued an order allowing air passengers arriving from outside the state to enter Mumbai International Airport without the need for a negative RT-PCR report.
Passengers entering Mumbai by air will not be required to produce a COVID test report if they are travelling within the country and have received all of the recommended vaccinations.
The Maharashtra government imposed restrictions on domestic passengers arriving in the state on May 12, according to the official website. According to the order, any passenger arriving by any mode of transportation was required to have a negative RT-PCR test performed 48 hours prior to the start of the journey.
Similar instructions were issued by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai for passengers arriving in the city of Mumbai from other parts of the country as well.
These restrictions were primarily imposed on passengers arriving from Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Kerala, among other destinations. In light of the increasing number of reported incidents, the government has decided to impose restrictions on all passengers arriving in Mumbai from any part of the country.