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. Issuing a statement, Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said that over 250 hotels have been granted permission to resume operations.
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.
The move to open the tourism in the state was taken today during the state cabinet meeting chaired by state chief minister.
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.