With the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic taking root in India, the state government has added seven states and territories to the list of those from where travelers into Meghalaya must be tested using RT-PCR.
On March 18 the Health Department made it mandatory for entrants from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Karnataka to take an RT-PCR test (or CBNAAT or TruNAT) three days before entering Meghalaya or at the entry point.
To this list, the government has now added Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh and Gujarat. The Rapid Antigen Test will not be an option for people from any of the named states or territories.
If taking a test at a Meghalaya entry point, the traveler will have to self-isolate at their residence or place of stay until the test report is released.