Goa Reopens For Tourists, Check Protocols For Travel

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After remain shut for more than 3 months amid the surge in Covid-19 cases and the fear of Delta variant, Goa has finally reopened for tourists. However, the government has only allowed tourists who are fully vaccinated or have a negative RT-PCR test report

The decision comes after the coronavirus cases have decreased in the state.

Visiting the state, known for its beautiful beaches and natural scenarios, one tourist told news agency ANI,

“Goa has reopened for tourists who are fully vaccinated or have a negative RTPCR report, as COVID cases have decreased. “Goa govt is very alert. They are asking for masks everywhere and aren’t allowing anyone to enter without a negative RTPCR report,” says a tourist

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Earlier, chief minister Pramod Sawant also added that new SOPs for travelers, mandating negative RT-PCR test results or full vaccination will be laid down in view of upcoming festivals.

Meanwhile, Goa Airport Director Gagan Malik expressed that reopening Goa for tourists was a “good sign,”

“Aviation industry has suffered huge losses (due to COVID). In Goa, we had an average of 77 flight operations per day, which stands at 30 now. All airlines barring one have restarted their operations,” he further added.

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