Probably one of the most famous places in India which is known worldwide, Goa in India is said to be opening its doors to tourists from July 2.
The place was shut down to tourists ever since the nation went under lockdown and now it will be opening to domestic tourists starting July 2. Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday announced that the coastal state will be opening on July 2 and over 250 hotels have been granted permission to resume operations and they have undergone strict hygiene checks by the government.
The decision to restart tourism activities was taken during a state cabinet meeting, the minister said.
With over 250 hotels with standard operating procedures (SOPs) put in place by the government and these hotels are mentioned on the website. It will be mandatory for tourists to pre-book their stay at hotels, which have received the tourism department’s approval said the minister.Mr Ajgaonkar also said, “Hotels and homestays that have not registered with the department to reopen business will not be allowed to entertain guests or offer online bookings”.Tourists who are planning to visit Goa must carry COVID-19 test result which should be negative and also they can get it tested at the border where they can undergo quarantine until the test results arrive.
If the patient is found to be positive then he can either take treatment in Goa or can return to their respective states.