Goa recorded a massive jump in coronavirus cases after the New Year celebrations and it has prompted the state government to impose curbs, including night curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Goa has seen a surge of tourists with tourists arriving for Christmas and New Year.
The Omicron scare has compelled several states to reimpose stringent restrictions and naturally, there is no respite for our favourite holiday destination, Goa. The new variant Omicron has been identified as concerning which is why Goa airport has tightened security and revised guidelines for both domestic as well as international passengers. Here’s what you need to know!
Rules For International Passengers
Travel to Goa? You must fill a self declaration form and show it to the airport security. COVID-19 test result is also mandatory. Travellers arriving from high-risk countries such as The United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore and Hong Kong must follow the following protocols:
1. COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport the cost of which must be borne by the passenger. You will have to wait for the test report at the airport andhome quarantine for 7 days if the test is negative. You will also have to do a re-test on the 8th day and monitor for 7 additional days.
2. If you are tested positive, you will be sent to an isolation facility and treated as per standard protocols.
— PIB in Maharashtra 🇮🇳 (@PIBMumbai) December 3, 2021
Domestic Travel Rules
All passengers arriving in Goa must carry a COVID negative test report done not longer than 72 hours. You can show a proof of either RT-PCR test, Rapid Angen Test or any other test by ICMR. Further, there are additional rules if you are travelling from Kerala. Students/ employees coming from Kerala will be subjected to additional 5 days of quarantine. They will have to undergo another RT-PCR test at the end of 5 days. Also, asymptomatic passengers who are fully vaccinated will be excemted from quarantine.
#Omicron | Govt of Maharashtra revises its guidelines for passengers arriving in the state
In the case of domestic air travel, Passengers will either have to be fully vaccinated or compulsorily carry RT-PCR Test certificate showing negative result within 72 hours before boarding pic.twitter.com/svHb56CHe8
— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2021
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