September 29, 2022

West Bengal eases travel restrictions in the state

The West Bengal government has decided to ease the restrictions it had put in place after the emergence of the Omicron virus. On Monday, the government decided to remove all restrictions on places of tourist interest in the state. Additionally, daily domestic flights from Delhi and Mumbai have resumed from February 1, 2022.

The West Bengal Executive Committee of the West Bengal State Disaster Management Authority has decided to put in place graduated restrictions. Thus, according to the new rules, parks, amusement parks, zoos, museums and other tourist places will be open to visitors. But with only 75% capacity. Meanwhile, state authorities have also decided to keep restaurants and bars open.

Although domestic flights from Delhi and Mumbai are back on track after weeks of restrictions, flights from Bangalore are now only allowed three times a week. These three days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Passengers entering the state should bear in mind that they must either be fully vaccinated or have an RT-PCR test report with them that is no more than 72 hours old.

West Bengal had previously imposed a night curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and this will continue to be enforced from now on. However, the schedule has been changed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The state also made announcements regarding international flights. Passengers on inbound flights from the UK to Kolkata will be required to submit an RT-PCR test report, no more than 48 hours before departure.