Fully vaccinated passengers traveling to the state of Goa from Karnataka at Mollem, Keri, Banda are facing problems as the officials at the checkpost are not allowing them to enter the neighboring state without conducting Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or if They do not produce negative RT-PCR reports not found before 72 hours.
Extending the lockdown in Goa till 7 am on July 12, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said that fully vaccinated passengers will not have to give a COVID-negative report before entering Goa. He had said, “Those who have taken both the doses and have the same certificate will be allowed to enter the state…”.
But no such order has been officially published as yet and the current order in force up to July 12 has no mention about vaccinated persons.
The order issued by the DC of North and South Goa also mentions that
Interstate travelers must have an RTPCR Negative certificate, not less than 72 hours.
A traveler to Goa recently, Satish said that he was asked for a RAT test to be done at the KERI check post, and after paying Rs.270 and waiting for the result, when the same was negative he was allowed into Goa.
Even buses, each passenger was checked he said as at the same time a bus arrived.
Check posts where RAT is done
Keri for Chorla ghat
Mollem for Ramnagar – Anmod – Goa
Banda for Tillari route
Banda for Sawantwadi route