COVID Travel E-Pass and Quarantine Guidelines – Everything you Need to Know

We are helping people with a valid COVID-19 travel pass undertake necessary travels during the COVID outbreak. We are grateful to our warriors, our drivers, who are willing to get on the road to help people reach their destination safe and sound.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The new guidelines enforced as a part of Lockdown 5.0 have been released. The government has imposed this lockdown phase until June 30. However, unlike the other COVID triggered nation-wide lockdowns, this will bring in relaxation of the rules imposed in all the previous lockdowns.  Hence, the name Unlock 1.0.


  1. When do you need a travel e-pass during COVID-19?
  2. States where you still need a travel pass mandatorily
  3. Where to apply for a COVID travel pass online?
  4. What is a COVID travel pass?
  5. Who can apply for a travel pass?
  6. What do you need in order to apply for an E-travel pass?
  7. How long does it take to get a travel pass?
  8. How to check the status of your COVID-19 travel pass?
  9. How long is the pass valid for?
  10. How do you communicate your pass details to Savaari?
  11. How does a travel pass look like?
  12. Quarantine guidelines for each state

1. When do you need a travel e-pass during COVID-19?

Local/Within city travel as well as Inter-district/ Within state travel is now allowed in states without a travel pass.

Inter-state (across states)the MHA’s lockdown 5.0 announcement has allowed inter-state travel without permissions or a travel pass. However, it has also allowed the state or UT governments the liberty to impose restrictions on inter-state movement on the grounds of public health and safety.  Upon consultation, the state governments have decided on the following guidelines.

2. States where you still need a travel pass mandatorily

Traveling fromTraveling toE-pass Required?
KarnatakaTamil Nadu Yes
Karnataka MaharashtraYes
Karnataka KeralaNo
Karnataka Andhra PradeshYes
Karnataka Telangana
(without passing
through AP)
Karnataka GoaYes
Tamil NaduKarnataka Yes
Tamil Nadu Andhra PradeshYes
Tamil Nadu KeralaYes
Tamil Nadu PondicherryYes
New DelhiHaryanaNo
HaryanaNew DelhiNo
New DelhiHarayanaNo
New DelhiUttar PradeshYes
Uttar PradeshNew DelhiYes
New DelhiUPNo
UPNew DelhiYes
New DelhiRajasthanYes
Maharashtra GujaratYes
Maharashtra Maharashtra Yes
Himachal PradeshPunjabYes
Other StatesWest BengalYes
Other StatesChattisgarhYes
Other StatesAssamYes
Other StatesBiharNo
Other StatesMadhya PradeshYes
All States except PunjabUPYes
Other StatesRajasthanYes
Other States UttarakhandYes
Other StatesOdishaYes
Other StatesJharkhandYes
Other StatesGoaYes

Please note, Savaari strictly follows all COVID precautions. Help us with your safe journey by doing the needful –

  • Both the driver and travellers are strictly advised to practice social distancing.
  • Please ensure that you are wearing a face mask, carrying a hand sanitizer and bedsheet to cover your seat. This will help eliminate all chances of contact.
  • You can read more about the precautions that we are taking.

3. Where to apply for a COVID travel pass online?

Below is the detailed guide of state-wise regulations and information to apply for the pass. Please note, things are very dynamic and we are trying to keep this updated from both online and on ground sources that we have.

State Name How to Apply 
Karnataka Use the Seva Sindhu portal for travel e-pass.
Maharashtra To apply for a Travel Pass in Maharashtra here. 
Kerala Portal by Kerala Police for submitting affidavit and E-travel pass requests during lockdown due to COVID-19. For domestic entry permits, click here.
GujaratApply for a lockdown travel pass in Gujarat here.
HarayanaOrganizations can apply here for an Emergency Travel Pass. You can also check the Haryana Government website for passes for General Public (Apply to Concerned Deputy Commissioner).  
West BengalThere are two types of passes available:
Exit Pass (One-way pass to go outside West Bengal)
Entry Pass (One-way pass for entering West Bengal)
You can search for “Exit Pass” and “Entry Pass” on this webpage.
PunjabThe state government has made use of the COVA app and self-generated ‘e-pass’ mandatory for inter-state travels.
Goa Those entering the state could apply online for e-pass without having to wait for the approval of authorities here
Himachal PradeshApply for an emergency E-travel pass here
Jammu and Kashmir Please click on the “Issuance of COVID19 Movement ePass – JK” link mentioned on this webpage.
Jharkhand Appy for a travel pass here
Uttar PradeshVisit the website to apply online for an e-permits. 
Andhra PradeshPeople in an emergency can obtain passes with the help of this link.
Bihar For those in Bihar, click here for the E-Pass. 
DelhiYou can apply for a travel pass for Delhi here
UttarakhandApply online for a pass here
Tamil NaduE-travel pass can be applied here.
Madhya PradeshGovernment of Madhya Pradesh ePass.
Odisha You can apply for an E-Pass here
ChattisgarhDownload the app from Play Store in android phones and App Store for iPhone.
AssamApply for car pass here.
TelanganaYou can try to apply online using the link provided to obtain a pass for inter-state movement.
LadakhThose looking to apply for a COVID-19 e-pass for vehicle movement in Ladakh can click here.
Arunachal PradeshThe e-travel pass in Itanagar can be applied by following the link here.
ManipurManipur e-travel pass can be applied by clicking on this website.
NagalandThose stranded in Nagaland can apply for an e-travel pass here.
MeghalayaThis portal allows you to apply for an e-travel pass if you are stranded in Meghalaya or wish to return to Meghalaya.
MizoramClick here to apply for an emergency travel pass online.
SikkimThis portal is for stranded students, patients and other citizens
TripuraFor people stranded outside and inside Tripura can click here.

4. What is a COVID travel pass?

A COVID pass is a bonafide government-issued document that will enable citizens to legally travel from one place to another. A pass is not a right. It can only be granted by the government or local authorities to citizens to allow movement of a few exceptional cases across and within states.

5. Who can apply for a travel pass?

Lockdown 5.0 has lifted many conditions or restrictions on travel. Now anyone who has to travel to the states mentioned above can apply for an e-pass online. The movement e-pass will contain your name, address, validity and a QR code.

6. What do you need in order to apply for an E-travel pass?

In order to apply for a travel pass, one must have a valid government-issued id (Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Passport Number, Driver’s License). In some states, a vehicle number is also a prerequisite to apply for a travel pass. For those availing Savaari’s car rental services, vehicle number can be obtained by responding to us on your booking confirmation mail.

7. How long does it take to get a travel pass?

Because there is no uniform process as it varies from state to state, it is best to start your COVID travel pass application as soon as possible. It takes a minimum of 24 hrs to secure a pass.

8. How to check the status of your COVID-19 travel pass?

You should be able to check the status on the same website that you have used to apply for the pass. We will highly recommend you note down any ID/confirmation number provided after you have submitted the pass request and pay special attention to what they tell you on how/when you would know about your pass issuance.

9. How long is the pass valid for?

Every pass that has been issued by the government will be valid for a round trip or a one-way drop. The pass is issued for one-time use only.

10. How do you communicate your pass details to Savaari?

You are required to take a picture or screenshot of your pass and send it after the confirmation mail is sent to you. You are also expected to carry a hard copy of your pass when you are traveling with Savaari.

11. How does a travel pass look like?

It varies from state to state. For your information, we are providing a few samples below –

12. Quarantine Guidelines for each state

Source: Times of India
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  1. you can use the link which says “Apply here to travel to other Indian states from Karnataka“. As per the last update, this was not allowed yet.
    To get e-pass for traveling from other states to Karnataka, you can use the link which says “This website link is for movement from other states to Karnataka“.

    the above links are not working

    1. I want to go to Pune from Rajasthan. How can I apply for pass. On my way I will have to enter Gujarat and exit Gujarat.
      I will have to apply for e-pass from only Maharashtra authorities or from both Maharashtra & Gujarat authorities?

    2. Applied for interstate pass to travel from karnataka to goa I have received permission from Goa but not from karnataka can anyone help me as validity for goa pass is 25th may

  2. I appreciate your effort , I have doubt , when we’re taking a taxi from Gujrat to Kerala with pass which permits only one way travel , how could it’s possible to get a return pass for the taxi driver to get back to Gujrat

  3. Sir I have applied for a visit and return pass from Jharkhand to west Bengal and then back to I also need an entry pass from West Bengal government

  4. They are asking for RC copy and DL copy? will you provide RC and DL copy to submit if i book traveler 12 seater for 6 person from mumbai to agra? or i just need to type there savaari rental cab?

  5. Hi,

    If i want to hire a car to go from Haryana to Uttrakhand, do i need pass from Uttrakahnd or Haryana or both? Please let me know so i can do the same.


  6. Thankyou very much for the detailed information, very much helpful. Appreciate for the trouble taken and publishing it in so simple step by step info. Keep up the good work.

  7. Hi I would like to travel from Ahmedabad to Vizag , could you please assist which state will issue the pass ? Do we need any in transit pass require?

  8. Mughe mumbai center jana bahut jaroori hai mai ek chacha chachi ke pass tha but abhi waha pe koi nahi hai or woh bahut bimar hai mai jau to kaise plz mughe pass dene ki koishi kare

  9. useful information. But there is no such provision for persons willing to travel within West Bengal. That is from one district to another district within West Bengal.

  10. സര്‍്,
    ജില്ലാന്തരയാത്ര അനിവാര്യമായി വരുന്ന, പ്രഥമാധ്യാപകര്‍, ഇംപ്ലിമെന്റിംഗ് ഓഫീസേഴ്സ്,ട്രഷറിസംബന്ധ ആവശ്യങ്ങള്‍ ഉള്ളവര്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ക്കും കൂടി പാസ് അനുവദിക്കുന്നതിന്നാവശ്യമായ സഹായം ചെയ്തതരണം.

  11. I want to travel from chennai to Nashik. What will be the charges for the drop. My E pass is ready but need to get revised with car and driver details.

  12. Hey ! Just wanted to know if kids are counted as a whole person ? We want to travel 1 driver plus 2 adults and a child. Will that be possible with pass ?

  13. Dear Sir

    I need your help to get to Hyderabad from Ahmedabad. I am in Ahmedabad now n need to get to back to my family.
    Please let me know how can I get pass to travel to Hyderabad from Ahmedabad.

  14. Sir i need to talk with your team . Please contact 8310957625. I need travel from chennai to Raichur(Sindhanur Raichur Karanataka). I need some clarification and requirement of regarding prepartion of Covid 19.

  15. If i need to travel from Maharashtra (2 people) to Mangalore (Karnataka) and return to Maharashtra (3 People). Do I need to apply for the Maharashtra Pass and the Karnataka pass also? Please suggest.

  16. Hi,
    I need to travel to Ujjain and come back home which is in Obaidullaganj, District Raisen.
    My query is on returning to home do only I have to be in quarantine or my whole family will be quarantined?

  17. Anyone planning a trip should always follow local and national guidance on whether it is advisable to travel. Those traveling should check the advisory for their destination for any restrictions on entry, quarantine requirements on entry, or other relevant travel advice. Follow the same personal protection measures during travel as you would at home.

  18. Anyone planning a trip should always follow local and national guidance on whether it is advisable to travel. Those traveling should check the advisory for their destination for any restrictions on entry, quarantine requirements on entry, or other relevant travel advice. Follow the same personal protection measures during travel as you would at home.

  19. How do we get passed for medical reasons in Karnataka? “” covers only the non-medical reasons and it is for one side commute.

  20. SIR / MADAM,




  21. Will the person doing the round trip and fellow passengers will be quarantined after the journey.
    Taking into consideration everyone has procured the health certificate.

  22. I need to go from Tamil Nadu to Maharashtra. Do I need a travel pass for Karnataka as well, since the journey will be through Bangalore?

  23. How do I get a e pass to go from Kerala to Puducherry for joining rssential duty
    I came home before the lockdown and want to go back. I don’t mind taking a cab and going

  24. I need to pick my grandma from Maharashtra, I am currently in M.P., so do I need to apply for two passes?… How should I apply. Please Help.

  25. Hi
    I am not able get e-pass of outside Gujarat as i have already applied on given website and waited till 24 hrs still its showing pending. Kindly, help me to provide e-pass.

  26. The curfew pass issue to all central government and state government employees because they are also serve for government please improve in curfew within state inter district pass .

  27. Hello, I am from Surat Gujarat, my office is in mumbai, main abhi mumbai me hu, muje mere village jana hai,kyuki meri family aabhi village main hai. main 16 March se mumbai main hu. Mera village Amreli Gujarat se kuch 30 km hai, gama pipaliya. Mere sath mere to dost hai joki vo gariyadhar jana chate hai jo ki 70 km dur hai to kya hum eek pass me 2 destination karsakte hai or kiase
    Thank you

  28. I want to travel from Jaipur to Shahjahanpur(UP) on 24.05.2020 or when the e-paas is issued to me. Please provide me details of vehicle i.e. Toyota Etios Sedan, driver details etc.. that are required, to enable me to apply for e-paas.

  29. I need to travel by car from Bharuch, Gujarat to Davangere, Karnataka. Which all passes I need? I would like to stay one night in Kolhapur, Maharashtra and proceed further to Karnataka next morning.

  30. I have to go from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) to Hyderabad by my own car. Shall I need to apply for e-pass at Bhopal. The travel crosses Nagapur (Maharashtra), shall I need to take permission (or e-pass) from Maharashtra state also.

  31. I am travelling to Gujarat from Karnataka( I have a pass approved by both the source and destination state), I will be crossing Maharashtra. Is a pass required from the Maharashtra govt to enter and pass the state( I won’t be staying).

  32. We would like to travel chennai to Telangana on 30 May 2020,WHile applying e pass in TN Govt is asking destination pass Number(ie telangana state).Can anyone tell me the procedure to get the telangana state destination pass number,
    Thank you in advance …
    Please reach me @ 98404 22990

  33. Do I have to apply E Pass if I want to catch a flight from airport which is in different district (150 Km away from my town)? Shall I book the air ticket first or fist I should apply E Pass for travelling to the Airport? I am from Yavatmal (Maharashtra) and want to catch a flight from Nagpur to Mumbai. Please advise.

  34. I want to go mussorie with my some friends from uttar pardesh as a tourist so can i Travel without any restrictions

  35. I want to got to Manathavady in Wayanad District, Kerala from Bangalore by Road for writing an entrance exam and return back the same day or next day.

    What passes shall I take for this.

    I inquired with many, no one has any answer

  36. I need to go to Maharashtra from Gujarat. I got the e pass from Gujarat. Do I have to get pass from Maharashtra, if Yes then from Where ?? – I can’t find here any e pass registration to get inside Maharashtra

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