E-pass must for travel in Kerala during lockdown: How to get it

E-pass must for travel in Kerala during lockdown: How to get them

If you need to step out of your home during lockdown (from May 8 to May 16), you should carry e-pass issued by the Kerala Police.

How to get the e-pass?

Visit e-pass website - https://pass.bsafe.kerala.gov.in/ - and fill in the following details: name, date of birth, address, vehicle number, vehicle type, co-passenger name (only one co-passenger is allowed), travel starting point, destination, travel date, time, purpose, return date, time, mobile number, identity card type, identity card number and residing police district.

Once your application is approved, you will get the pass via mobile phone.

Who should obtain the e-pass?

Daily-wage workers, domestic workers, emergency travellers, hospital goers and those who attend funerals and weddings should carry e-passes.

How can they obtain the e-pass?

Daily-wage labourers and domestic workers should apply for e-passes on their own or through their employers.

Can I travel from one district to another using the e-pass?

Inter-district travel is allowed only in emergency situations, such as funerals, pre-fixed marriages and to carry patients. Travellers should obtain e-pass from the website (https://pass.bsafe.kerala.gov.in/). They should also carry personal identity cards.

Should I get the e-pass for travelling to vaccination centres or buying essential items?

E-pass is NOT required while travelling to vaccination centres or for buying essential goods from your neighbourhood. However, you should carry an affidavit stating the purpose of your travel. You can print the form or write the details in a white paper. Download the affidavit here

Who can travel without the e-pass?

Those working in the essential service sectors can travel with their official identity cards.

Is e-pass needed for emergency hospital visits?

Travel e-pass is not required for those seeking emergency medical treatment. The passengers, however, should carry medical documents and self-declaration letter while travelling to and from the hospital. A maximum of three passengers are allowed in a vehicle. 

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