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Kerala relaxes travel restrictions

The government of Kerala has now announced relaxations on the travel restrictions were there until now. The state has announced that the tourism sector will now have relaxation which includes hotels and restaurants. This brings much-needed respite to hoteliers, restaurants, employees and stakeholders.

The state government has segregated the Local Self Government areas into four categories which have been done based on Covid test positivity rate, and the new guidelines are based on this. The relaxation has been given in the areas where the state had identified the average positivity rate (Category A) to below 5% category and Category B to below 10%.

It is, however, important to note that the state has now recorded a fresh spike of coronavirus cases which is highest in 26 days so one is advised to be careful while planning for the trip.

According to the new guidelines, all accommodation facilities should follow standard operating protocols as laid down by the Central Health Department and also the rules laid down by the tourism department of the state.

It has been ruled that the staff working in these organizations should receive at least 1 dose of vaccination, while guests should have proof of having at least one dose of vaccination, or an RT-PCR negative report that was taken 72 hours before arrival. Restaurants in Category A and Category B can function till 21:30hrs for takeaway and delivery.

If a traveller wants to stay over a week then the state government is ready to abide travellers from mandatory quarantine.

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