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Old 18th January 2022, 09:01   #13846
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Drove back from Kerala to Bangalore yesterday. Crossed Walayar around 7 Am, traffic was routed through the service road, and though there were some cops inside the temp checkpost, vehicles were not being stopped for checks. Same at Attibele as well.
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Old 19th January 2022, 23:04   #13847
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Entry to Karnataka from Kannur via Makutta checkpost has been blocked till Monday morning citing weekend curfew in KA. whoever is traveling, please plan accordingly.
Are they blocking entry every weekend? Is there any restriction going towards Kerala on Saturday/Sunday?
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Old 19th January 2022, 23:13   #13848
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Had a Round trip to Madurai, yesterday, through the Aryankavu check post and returned back via Walayar check post.

Proper verification & checking at the Arayankavu check post. They examine & note down TN Epass & Vaccination certificate.

There is no person at all to checkat Walayar checkpost. It is understandable, as of now Kerala can only export covid cases, As the old Malayalam saying goes, Don't try to export petrol to Dubai.
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Old 20th January 2022, 15:20   #13849
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Kuthiran second tunnel also opened for traffic:
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Old 21st January 2022, 13:16   #13850
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Did Bangalore - Kochi on 19 Jan and retrun on 21 Jan. No checking at Walayar or TN border post. Kuthiran second tunnel was open for traffic today. Light traffic on both days of travel
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Old 21st January 2022, 15:56   #13851
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Lights and cameras in the first tunnel of kuthiran were smashed by tipper lorry.

Source - Manorama online
https://www.manoramaonline.com/news/...e-smashed.html

English Version
https://english.mathrubhumi.com/news...news-1.6379407

Last edited by kavu75 : 21st January 2022 at 16:07. Reason: Added english version
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Old 25th January 2022, 12:11   #13852
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Planning to drive down to Thrissur on the upcoming Sunday (30th January 2022). As Sunday lockdown is announced, will interstate travel also be blocked?
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Old 28th January 2022, 10:45   #13853
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To all weekend travellers, there remains no concerns at all entering Kerala. No checks of any sort.

From what i understand about this circular, any and all restriction that was there at Night or during the weekend lockdowns is also lifted.
[ATTACH=DIPR-P.R.No.187-Hon'ble CM-Press Release-Covid Lockdown-Date 27.01.2022.pdf]2265911[/ATTACH]

Even though i know the gist that there wont be any restrictions anymore. Can one of the members here help translate salient points of this Tamil document into English for the sake of the rest of the members.
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Gist -

a. Curfew related : Night curfew (10pm to 5am) is lifted from 28.01.2022.

b. Sunday lockdown : No lockdown on Sunday 30.01.2022

c. Earlier restrictions : Public meetings, wedding events (max 100 people), death (max 50 people), 50% occupancy for hotels, shops, gyms etc. to continue

d. Schools : Allowed from 01.02.2022 for Std. 1 to XII (other than converted to covid care centres)
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Old 29th January 2022, 11:29   #13855
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Hi ! Planning a Cochin - Coimbatore - Cochin run on Monday (31st Jan 2022). Is there any requirement of RTPCR at TN checkpost to enter via Walayar ?
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Old 29th January 2022, 12:01   #13856
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Walayar: Update as on 29th Jan 2022
Towards Kerala : No entry restriction, no cops, absolutely nothing.

Towards Tamilnadu: Vehicles are still being diverted to service lane. No cops stopping anybody during day time at all. Till last week I was made to understand that there was checking during Tamilnadu mandated lockdown times. (at night between 10 PM to 5 AM and weekends, even here people were let through with vaccination certificates)
Based on the new press release i had pasted two posts ago those also would not be applicable anymore. I have noted a gap of 2 odd days between press release and actual implementation. So please carry double vaccination certificate if you are planning to enter Tamilnadu between 10 PM to 5 AM just in case.
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My cousin was stopped at Walayar last Sunday and not allowed to enter Kerala due to the lockdown. But since he had a medical emergency and showed the papers (medical related), he was able to enter Kerala.

Make a note of this for those coming to KL on Sunday.
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My cousin was stopped at Walayar last Sunday and not allowed to enter Kerala due to the lockdown. But since he had a medical emergency and showed the papers (medical related), he was able to enter Kerala.

Make a note of this for those coming to KL on Sunday.
This Asianet report says the same- Unless it is for emergency purposes, entry to Kerala at Walayar will not be allowed. The article is in Malayalam though. could not find an English version.

https://www.asianetnews.com/kerala-n...-border-r6hmev
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Old 31st January 2022, 12:42   #13859
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Came through Marayur, Chinnar on Saturday from Munnar to Bangalore. In TN there is Covid post at the second check post. They asked if we are double vaccinated, but did not check the certificates, they noted one mobile number and let us go.

There was no Covid related checks while we entered Kerala through the same route on previous Saturday. Excise check post guy gave a friendly warning on the next day's Sunday lockdown assuming we are tourists.
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Old 1st February 2022, 10:56   #13860
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Hi ! Planning a Cochin - Coimbatore - Cochin run on Monday (31st Jan 2022). Is there any requirement of RTPCR at TN checkpost to enter via Walayar ?
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So I did the trip Monday 31st jan, reached Walayar around 8 am. No checks at TN side, but still I did take a TN epass just in case. No one stopped us, but traffic was diverted to service lane. Coming back into Kerala was a breeze. No stops, no checks just waltzed our way back. One important thing to look out is to reach Kuthiran early or during non rush hour as the tunnel towards Palakkad is single lane now and we saw a massive line forming. Also new speed guns (in highway police Ertigas) have started to appear between Mannuthy and Pattikkad. Please be careful.
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