Guwahati: As the country battles to control the re-surge in Covid-19 infections, several state administrations have re-imposed partial lockdowns, curfew curbs among others and various other covid protocols to contain the spread.
Many states have revived their preparedness in the wake of the covid surge, basically for passengers moving to different states via flights, require entrants to undergo a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, while some may test you on arrival. The tests need to be from an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved labs and cannot be older than 72 hours prior to air travel time.
If one is travelling to the north eastern state from any part of India, you will have to undergo a mandatory thermal screening after the Covid-19 swab test. Just in case you test positive there, you will be moved to a Covid monitoring facility, where if the antigen test result are negative, an RT-PCR test will also be performed to confirm the result. There is an option of home quarantine until the result arrives or at a designated quarantine hotel at the result. There is an option of home quarantine until the result arrives or at a designated quarantine hotel at your own expense. The state government has set-up a testing facility at the Guwahati Airport and has also set-up a fast track expense. You can get the RT-PCR results within 60 minutes at a cost of Rs 2,200.