According to the BMC norms, due to the prevention of Kovid 19, air travelers returning to Mumbai after traveling from another state will have to take into account the negative result on the RT-PCR report apart from its timing. That is, now the time of release of the report of a laboratory will be equally important. In fact, a resident of Mumbai had a one-day flight to Goa, due to which she got the RT-PCR test done from the Mumbai laboratory, the report of which she got the same day evening, the woman is quite surprised to get the report so soon. Hence the BMC order on mandatory negative RT-PCR report states that ‘it has to be issued at least 48 hours before the time of entry of passengers into Maharashtra from any part of the country’. According to the information, a passenger going from Mumbai to Goa gave his sample on Friday morning and the report was issued to him at 5.59 pm on the same day. At the same time, he was to fly to Goa on Saturday morning and return to Mumbai by IndiGo at 6.30 pm on Sunday, but according to IndiGo, after issuing a 48-hour RT-PCR timeline report, the passengers can travel.
Women passenger has told troubles
The female passenger said that while flying to small cities like Goa, delayed flight also causes trouble, as swabs are taken only between 10 am and 1 pm in Goa. Goa airport does not have RT-PCR testing facility and swab is not collected on Sundays in Goa, making it a different challenge to show the report for travel after 48 hours.
13 May To Ongoing happen was Order
According to the information, the order was issued by the BMC on May 13, when the cases of Kovid were high. At the same time, a travel agent alleged that ‘the general pattern of the state government has been to issue travel restrictions when the cases of Kovid are high and then they completely forget it’.