With the new #Unlock3.0 in effect, the country will now observe fewer travel restrictions and lesser rules to abide by. As per guidelines released by the central government, many restrictions that were earlier absolutely necessary have been lifted, including the night curfews and restrictions on interstate travel and e-passes for travel. However, given the volatile nature of the spread of the virus, the government has also given full authority to their state counterparts to work in accordance with the situation. They have been asked to assess the spread of coronavirus in particular areas and devise restrictions and rules accordingly. Due to this, many state governments have decided to extend the lockdown till the end of this month. They have decided to follow through with the strict restrictions and have imposed travel restrictions.
Since the COVID-19 cases are increasing day by day, many state governments have opted for a full lockdown. Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, and Chhattisgarh have extended the lockdown till 16 August, 15 August, 31 August, and 6 August respectively.
Various states have opted to extend the lockdown and the rules that come with it, including Tamil Nadu. The state government has decided to monitor the interstate travel to and from the state, thus a movement pass will be required till the end of the lockdown, i.e, 31st August.
Following suit, the state of Maharashtra, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, has also extended the lockdown till August 31.
West Bengal government had decided to impose complete lockdown on 5th, 8th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, and 31st of August 2020. Even the use of personal vehicles for non-essential activities has been prohibited. Both inter and intrastate travel will see heavy restrictions on the aforementioned days. Having a valid travel e-pass is crucial for any travel.