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Goa to Reopen to Tourists from Tomorrow, quite 250 Hotels Granted Permission to start out Operations

By | July 2, 2020

The tourism department has thus far granted permission to 250 hotels, which may operate keep with the quality operating procedures (SOPs) put in situ by the government.

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday announced that the coastal state is going to be hospitable tourists starting July 2, as 250 hotels are granted permission to resume operations.

Goa, one among the country’s hottest tourist destinations, has remained shut for travelers since the nationwide coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed in March.

The decision to restart tourism activities was taken during a state cabinet meeting, the minister said.

The tourism department has thus far granted permission to 250 hotels, which may operate keep with the quality operating procedures (SOPs) put in situ by the government.

We have decided to permit domestic travelers to enter Goa from July 2 onwards provided they suit certain norms,” the minister said.

It will be mandatory for tourists to pre-book their occupy hotels, which have received the tourism department’s approval, he said.

Hotels and homestays that haven’t registered with the department to reopen business won’t be allowed to entertain guests or offer online bookings, Ajgaonkar said.

Moreover, tourists will either need to carry COVID-19 negative certificates to enter the state or will need to get tested at the border and undergo quarantine at a state-run facility till their results arrive, he said.

People who test positive are getting to tend the selection of returning to their respective states or staying back in Goa for treatment,” the minister added.

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