Goa finally open for tourists; here are all the rules you need to know

July 7, 2020
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Tourists to Goa are now welcome but with a number of
restrictions keeping the pandemic situation in mind. A
new advisory issued by the state tourism ministry does
away with the concept of mandatory quarantine but has
introduced a number of rules. Here is all you need to
• Tourists will be allowed into the state with only prebooked stays in registered hotels, which have the
‘highest safety and hygiene standards.’
• Tourists have to arrive in the state with a COVID-19
negative certicate issued by the Indian Council for
Medical Research-endorsed laboratory
• Get tested in Goa at their own cost at state entry points
• Every tourist entering the state via road, rail or air
would be screened with a thermal gun and made to sign
a self-declaration form with personal details, including
location and duration of stay, based on hotel reservation
• In case a tourist does not carry a COVID-19 certicate,
a swab sample would be collected at the state’s entry
• After the swab collection, visitors can go to their
accommodation for check-in. They will stay in isolation
until the result comes. If (the result) negative, they can
stay in Goa. If it is positive, the tourist will be admitted
to institutional quarantine
• People who test positive will be given the option of
returning to their respective states or staying back in
Goa for treatment.
A total of 260 hotels have registered with the Tourism
Department for the resumption of operations. Every
registered hotel was being examined for hygiene and
safety-related infrastructure, including an isolation
facility, which has been made mandatory for all
registered hotels