Under Unlock 1.0 the MHA had allowed Unrestricted movement of persons and goods – No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements and also had given the rights to the state to decide if they need to ban entry from some special source to contain the spread.
The new SOP issued by the state of Karnataka makes a detailed procedure on how a person from Maharashtra can come to Karnataka.
But as per the SevaSindhu helpline, the entry ban from Maharashtra continues until June 15 but one can come via Air but not by road.
The Kognoli check post is currently sealed and is allowing only Goods transit vehicles and emergency vehicles to pass no one else is allowed.
For the ones who opt the Air route will have to undergo 7+7 Quarantine.
Currently, Maharashtra is the only state with restrictions, people from all other states can come with 14 days of HQ.
This call was made by a reader on June 1 at 3.18 PM.
Karnataka State SOP
A. Coming from Maharashtra
a) 7 days of institutional quarantine followed by 7 days of home quarantine
b) Test if they develop symptoms during quarantine period
c) Exceptions for special category asymptomatic persons
1. 14-day home quarantine (one attendant to be permitted)
2. Special category passengers:
i. Death in the family
ii. Pregnant women
iii. Children aged below 10 years; elderly aged above 60 years; serious illness
vi. Human distress
d) Business travellers from Maharashtra: To establish that one is a business traveller, person should show a confirmed return flight/train ticket which should not be more than 7 days later from the date of arrival. In case one is coming by road, he/she should provide the address proof of person in Karnataka he intends to meet.
i. One having COVID negative test certificate which is not more than 2 days old is exempted from quarantine
ii. One who does not have a Covid negative test certificate should go for institutional quarantine of 2 days within which a Covid test should be conducted at his/her own cost. After the test result is negative, the person is exempted from quarantine.
No hand stamping of business visitor is required.
e) All travelers from Maharashtra who come with a Covid negative test certificate from an ICMR approved lab which is not more than 2 days old from the date of arrival are exempted from 7 days of institutional quarantine. They can be asked to go for 14 days of home quarantine
f) Transit traveler from Maharashtra: To establish that one is a transit traveller, a person should show flight/ train ticket for onward journey which should not be more than 1 day later from the date of arrival. In case one is traveling by road, he/she should provide the identity proof and address proof in the destination state. Such travellers should be hand stamped if travelling by road as “transit traveler”.