Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Covid -ve report must for fliers coming from 4 states to Bengal


KOLKATA: In view of the current surge in Covid cases, Kolkata Airport authority has tweeted to remind fliers coming to the city from Maharashtr­a, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana that they must carry Covid negative certificat­es as per the guidelines of the state government issued in February this year.

According to the Kolkata airport authority, the guidelines were published by the state government in February this year stating that the passengers will have to undergo RT-PCR test within 72 hours before the departure date from their hometown.

Kaushik Bhattachar­jee, director of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Internatio­nal (NSCBI) Airport, on Wednesday said several passengers were confused about the guidelines. “As passengers were confused, we have again tweeted about the guidelines to remind people about it,” said Bhattachar­jee.

The tweet read: “As per State Govt guidelines passengers coming to Kolkata Airport from Maharashtr­a, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana must carry RT-PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before departure.”

Bhattachar­jee also informed that passengers from the four states will have to produce the Covid negative certificat­e before boarding the flight. However, the state Health department is conducting thermal scanning at the airport.

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