TN government’s latest order about e-pass

The Tamilnadu government has made it mandatory for overseas and domestic passengers, except those from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and the neighbouring Puducherry to have an e-pass to be allowed entry into the state.

The move comes in the wake of a spurt in coronavirus cases in states like Maharashtra and Kerala, even as Tamilnadu has been witnessing an increase in the number of new infections over the past few days.

Travellers visiting the state after generating an e-pass allow the government to trace them or their contacts if they had tested COVID-19 positive during their stay in Tamilnadu.

According to the G.O dated March 4, an auto e-pass is mandatory for all international and domestic passengers from other states and union territories.