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Old 9th September 2020, 17:14   #12781
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Traveled from Bangalore to Thrissur on 8th Sept with wife and kid by car. Started from BLR at 9 AM.

I had stuck the TN transit pass on the windshield. While entering TN after Attibele, the cop at the entry point glanced at the pass and waved me to proceed. No where else was I stopped in TN.

At Walayar only I had to get out of the vehicle and go over to the counter and show the Kerala e-pass printout. The lady noted down the details and asked me to proceed.

Reached home at around 5:30 PM. Got a call from the local police station reminding to stay in quarantine and to call health dept if we feel any symptoms.
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Old 9th September 2020, 18:33   #12782
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At Walayar only I had to get out of the vehicle and go over to the counter and show the Kerala e-pass printout. The lady noted down the details and asked me to proceed.
So this is status quo! Meaning checkposts are still there? Or did you voluntarily stop and showed the pass?
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This is the problem, there is no standard procedure. Certain places they call and enforce strict HQ, other places no follow ups at all. Couple of my friends who traveled from BLR were pushed to take a Covid Test after completion of 14 days HQ even when they didnt report any issues. I guess by doing this state govt is inadvertently trying to restrict interstate travel.
Were they allowed to complete their quarantine at their respective houses in Kerala or were they made to quarantine elsewhere?
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Old 9th September 2020, 19:56   #12784
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Were they allowed to complete their quarantine at their respective houses in Kerala or were they made to quarantine elsewhere?
One family was made to quarantine elsewhere since their's was a single storeyed house and had aged parents. Other family was allowed as they had a double storeyed house and were able to convince the officers that they will HQ upstairs. This was again last week, not sure how the situation is now since I hear that border checks are relaxed. Maybe recent travellers can confirm this.
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Old 9th September 2020, 19:59   #12785
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At Walayar only I had to get out of the vehicle and go over to the counter and show the Kerala e-pass printout. The lady noted down the details and asked me to proceed.

Reached home at around 5:30 PM. Got a call from the local police station reminding to stay in quarantine and to call health dept if we feel any symptoms.
Looks like nothing has changed then, were you stopped at Walayar to show the Kerala E-Pass?
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After completing your drive, please do update about the drive and experience through TN and at Walayar.
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At Walayar only I had to get out of the vehicle and go over to the counter and show the Kerala e-pass printout. The lady noted down the details and asked me to proceed.
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So this is status quo! Meaning checkposts are still there? Or did you voluntarily stop and showed the pass?
Crossed Walayar at about 5 pm yesterday. There were half a dozen cars and a bus at that time. Police personnel divert you to this point and direct you to the counter, where the pass is checked and details noted. A couple of people did not have the pass & their details were being recorded. Didn't want to spend more than bare minimum time there, hence am not sure what happened. Subsequently one of the cars overtook me, so guess they were allowed without pass.

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1. My previous applications for short visit got approved today.
2. Roads are bad at few places between Palghat & Angadipuram, including a couple of spots on the highway before Walayar. And, the turn off to Calicut before Perintalmanna bypass (before Jubilee Road) is in bad shape.
3. Saw only a couple of transport buses enroute. But lorry traffic has increased, both in TN as well as Kerala compared to my previous trip in early May.

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Crossed Walayar at about 5 pm yesterday. There were half a dozen cars and a bus at that time. Police personnel divert you to this point and direct you to the counter, where the pass is checked and details noted. A couple of people did not have the pass & their details were being recorded. Didn't want to spend more than bare minimum time there, hence am not sure what happened. Subsequently one of the cars overtook me, so guess they were allowed without pass.
Thanks for the update. What about quarantine requirements? I am assuming that it is still there. Did health officials contact you?

I am planning to drive down next weekend, 19th Sep
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My previous applications for short visit got approved today.
May I know the Purpose of visit that you selected? For me, short visit passes are getting rejected.
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So this is status quo! Meaning checkposts are still there? Or did you voluntarily stop and showed the pass?
Yes, status quo continues... just that only one person need to get down. Other passengers can remain in the car.

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Looks like nothing has changed then, were you stopped at Walayar to show the Kerala E-Pass?
We were stopped, it was not voluntary.. but only one person needs to get down instead of all passengers which was the procedure earlier. And no temperature check was done.

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Thanks for the update. What about quarantine requirements? I am assuming that it is still there. Did health officials contact you?

I am planning to drive down next weekend, 19th Sep
No calls from health officials. Got a call from the police station asking to stay in quarantine for 14 days.


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May I know the Purpose of visit that you selected? For me, short visit passes are getting rejected.
I chose 'To Join with family'.
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I chose 'To Join with family'.
I could not see this option when I select short visit. Fortunately, this morning my pass got approved for the reason "property management". I did not attach any proof other than my return TN epass for 13th Sept.
All this while the passes were rejecting. Since this monday I heard that the epasses are more liberal now and gets approved. I applied at 5pm and the next day 9am the pass was approved. Just need to meet ailing grand mother. The pass got approved for 4 members including kids less than 10.

Has any one travelled via the Velanthavalam checkpost? How's the situation there? Any checks done at this border?
I don't want to get down anywhere and take risk. I will take a print and stick the pass on the windshield. Our plan is to leave from TN38 by 6a on 12th Sept and reach KL32 by 10a.

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What about quarantine....
Didn't receive any communication till now - probably because of susequent approval of short visit application?


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May I know the Purpose of visit that you selected? For me, short visit passes are getting rejected.
The pass which I used was NORKA. But, subsequently my application under property management for short visit also got approved.
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Have to travel this month-end to Palakkad and applied for a return pass on TN's roads website. The pass was generated automatically which is good considering they were rejecting applications before during July.

For Kerala's entry pass I used the short visit option but I did not get a Family Visit option under the drop-down menu whereas my friend had it! Submitted the application using the Property Management option thus attaching TN's return pass as the proof of travel. Got an SMS too. Let's see how this goes.

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For Kerala's entry pass I used the short visit option but I did not get a Family Visit option under the drop-down menu whereas my friend had it! Submitted the application using the Property Management option thus attaching TN's return pass as the proof of travel. Got an SMS too. Let's see how this goes.
I don't know if it is a bug in the application. The first time when the page loads, the purpose of visit has Family Visit. But once you select the pass type as Short Visit, the option vanishes from the dropdown. I tried selecting Regular Visit option and then the options reduced to trade and one more.

Mostly, your KL epass will be approved as mine got approved today for the same Property Management option. Last month the rejection rates were higher for short visits.

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After fed up with rejection of short stay applications, registered in Domestic Entry. But next available time slot at Walayar is on 16/9. Will they deny entry at the border, if I am going earlier. Thanks.
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Will they deny entry at the border, if I am going earlier. Thanks.
No, they do not. They just check the registration number at the check post.

At some check posts (like the one towards Kannur district), there is an option to register at the check post itself, so the date doesn't matter.

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