In rare good news in 2020, Goa has been reopened for domestic tourism from July 3, 2020, informed Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar. The Minsiter said that over 250 hotels will resume operations in the state.
At the time of writing this story, Goa has 744 active coronavirus cases and four people have lost their lives to the pandemic in Goa.
The Goa government has also set up guidelines that people will have to follow on arrival, during travel and before travel if they plan to visit the holiday spot.
One will have to pre-book accommodation before arrival at one among the 250 hotels with the highest safety and hygiene stands allowed by the government. Quarantining is not required, but you will have to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate issued in the last 48 hours. You can also get tested on arrival in Goa at your own cost.
Tourists can enter by road (Dodamarg, Patradevi, Keri, Mollem, Pollem), air (Dabolim International Airport) and train (Madgaon, Thivim and Vasco da Gama).
Tourists will have to take a basic screening through a thermal gun at various checkpoints. Also, they will have to get mandatory documents checked at tourism kiosks.
Tourists’ who test positive on arrival will have to quarantine themselves in Goa for two weeks until the result comes.
One can’t book a non-approved hotel or home-stay and staying there would be deemed illegal.