The Govt of Goa on Thursday announced that they are planning to reopen the state for tourism with some Covid-19 retractions in place.
Goa Ports Minister Michael Lobo on June 24 informed about the steps taken by the Goa government for the reopening of tourism in the state.
In a statement to the media, Lobo stated that both doses of vaccines and negative RT-PCR reports are mandatory for tourists for the first three months after the reopening of tourism in Goa.
“We have to wait till July and let the number of cases go to zero. We will reopen Goa for tourists with proper screening. Both doses of vaccines and -ve RT-PCR report will be made mandatory for tourists for the first three months after reopening of tourism in the state. The high court had said that RT-PCR reports are compulsory for people who want to visit Goa,” said Goa Ports Minister Michael Lobo.
Goa Tourism Minister, Manohar Ajgaonkar had earlier said that tourism activities should resume only after the entire population of the coastal state is completely vaccinated against COVID-19.
Commenting on the same Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, “We can think of restarting it only after the first dose of vaccine has been administered to everyone, which means only after 30th July.”
CM Sawant further added that the third wave of Covid-19 is being spoken about, we can decide accordingly. “At present, we can’t predict,” he said.