As the Centre issued guidelines for the phased manner of unlocking the economic activities, the Goa government on Wednesday said that it will open the state for tourists from July 2.
As per the guidelines, the minister said that for tourists to enter Goa, they will have to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate within stipulated 48-hrs window or get mandatorily tested in Goa. Over 19000 fresh cases recorded in last 24 hours,total tally crosses 6lakh-mark .
To accommodate the tourists, the tourism department has granted permission to 250 hotels with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) put in place by the state government.
The minister said that it is compulsory for tourists to pre-book their stay at hotels, which have received the tourism department’s approval.
“People who test positive will be given the option of returning to their respective states or staying back in Goa for treatment,” the minister added.