Sushant Ranjan

Patna, 14th April 2021: It is compulsory to carry Covid-19 RTPCR negative report for air passengers coming from Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala to Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport, Patna. Apart from this, passengers have to spend 10 days in compulsory home quarantine.

As per the order issued by the District Magistrate to the Director of Patna airport, it has been decided that fliers coming from Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala to Patna airport should carry Covid-19 RTPCR report which will be issued within 72 hours of the journey.

However, the COVID-19 test is being continuously conducted at the airport for passengers coming to Patna from different part of the country. At present the airport is managing an average of 80 flights (40 each of arrival and departure). However, there is no direct flight from any city from Kerala to Patna.

“It is difficult to identify the fliers who are positive due to crowd and lack of space at the airport. It is compulsory for fliers coming to Patna airport from Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala to carry RT-PCR negative report with them,” reads the order.

“Airlines should be informed by the airport authority to allow only those passengers for travel who are carrying RT-PCR negative test with them. Apart from this, it should be informed that passengers will be in home quarantine for 10 days. This should be strictly implemented,” the order further states.