All Incoming Passengers With Covid-19 Vaccine Certificates Exempted From Mandatory Testing
The order with safety measures guidelines was issued on September 1 and was implemented with immediate effect.
Guwahati: The Government of Assam has issued an order along with safety guidelines for all incoming passengers travelling through air, railway and road transportation. The order was issued on September 1, 2021.
The order issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare states that "all incoming passengers who have been vaccinated with doses of Covid-19 vaccines and possess such certificate, on the production of the same in front of screening Authority, shall be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at airports, railways stations, Road Border Points etc".
It further says, "However, passengers who are vaccinated with single dose or not having any vaccination and those who are symptomatic, even, with two doses of vaccination shall have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing at their own cost on arrival at airports, railways stations, etc. in Assam, for which a subsidised rate of Rs 2250 only per RT-PCR test shall be charged."
The implementation of the order was done with immediate effect.
A copy of the order was also shared by the Assam Police on its official Twitter handle.
Latest SOP for all the passengers arriving in Assam via Air, Road and Rail transport.— Assam Police (@assampolice) September 1, 2021
All Fully(double) Vaccinated passengers will be exempted from mandatory testing on Airports, Railway Stations and Road Border Points. pic.twitter.com/gCe3zXmubt
The positivity rate of Covid-19 cases in the state has significantly decreased. Moreover, the number of people who have administered both the cases of Covid-19 vaccines have been increasing at a good rate. In view of such developments, the state government has taken such an initiative for the convenience of its citizens.