GUWAHATI: Whereas, strict containment measures including continuous screening of incoming passengers through airports, railway stations and roads are being conducted in the state of Assam to prevent the spread of COVID-19;
Whereas, COVID-19 positivity is gradually decreasing in the state and the country as of now; ·
Whereas, testing facilities are available across the country to provide standardized COVID testing reports within 24 hours and upload the same in IClvffi. portal for cross verification;
Whereas, the number of people vaccinated twice in the country has increased significantly;
Therefore, in partial modification of this Department's earlier Order No. HLA.301/2020/175 dated 13/04/2021 and in cancellation of this Department's earlier Notification No. HLA.247/2020/60 dated 15/07/2021, the following measures are hereby adopted for ensuring the safety and convenience of all the passengers traveling to Assam through the air, railway and road transportation:
- All incoming passengers, who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccines and possess such certificate, on the production of the same in front of the screening Authority shall be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at Airports, Railway stations, Road Border Points, etc. in Assam provided they also possess a negative COVID test report of samples taken within 72 hours of their arrival in Assam.
- However, passengers who are symptomatic shall have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing at their own cost on arrival at airports, railway stations, etc. in Assam.
This notification shall come into force with immediate effect.