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Following the discovery of two Omicron cases in Bengaluru on Thursday, Belagavi police have increased border checks, however limits for Goans entering Belagavi appear to have been lifted.

Checkpoints were reactivated on Thursday after a month-long hiatus, requiring vehicles and people to undergo stringent inspections. Additional Belagavi police officers have been stationed at Kognoli on the NH4, Bachi on the Belagavi-Vengurla route, and Kankumbi on the Belagavi-Chorla Road.

While travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala must present a completely vaccinated certificate as well as an RT-PCR negative report within the previous 72 hours, Goans just need to present a fully vaccinated certificate.

In the event of an emergency, health department personnel aiding the police conduct a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on persons who do not carry any of these.

“People coming from Maharashtra must provide a fully vaccinated certificate as well as an RT-PCR negative report, however Goans can enter Belagavi with certificates for both doses,” said Superintendent of Police Laxman Nimbargi to The Goan.

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