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RT-PCR Negative Report Must For Passengers De-Boarding At Biju Patnaik International Airport

Bhubaneswar: 20/4/21: Tightening restrictions for people coming to Odisha in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for passengers de-boarding at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here with effect from today.

In view of increase in COVID-19 positive cases and in accordance with the previous order of the Disaster Management Department, the BMC issued fresh guidelines for strict adherence at the airport.

The guidelines are:

1: Submission of RT-PCR negative report is compulsory for de-boarding at  Biju Patnaik International Airport.

2: All passengers de-boarding at BPIA  to produce RT-PCR negative report (not older than 72 hours) after landing

3: Those passengers who have taken two doses of vaccine can produce a certificate of the final dose of vaccination in lieu of RT-PCR report

4: The airport director to make sure strict adherence of all the guidelines

The order will remain in force until further orders.  That de-boarding at the airport without RT-PCR negative report or vaccination certificate, legal action will be taken against the airlines concerned, said BMC sources.

Today, the BMC decided to close all religious temples here for devotees in view of the steep rise in positive cases.   ‘

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