Goa reopens for tourism from July 2, 2020

Amidst the Covid-19 chaos worldwide, travellers rejoice after the Goa Tourism Minister Mr Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday announced that the city will reopen on July 2, 2020, for tourism by granting permission to 250 hotels in Goa to resume their operations.

“We have decided to allow domestic travellers to enter Goa from July 2 onwards provided they comply with certain norms,” the minister said. He further explained said that the travellers can only make their reservations in those hotels that have been approved by the state tourism department. Thus, making it mandatory for all the hotels and homestays to register themselves with the department in order for them to start entertaining the guests. The hotels have to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP’s) implemented by the state government.

However, as a precautionary measure for Covid-19 Mr Ajgaonkar also stated that “People who test positive will be given the option of returning to their respective states or staying back in Goa for treatment,”

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