Kerala Welcomes Domestic Tourists; No Quarantine For Up To 7-Day Trips

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A lot of excellent travel news has been making headlines from the North of India. Both Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are now open for tourists. Goa had also relaxed its guidelines for tourists. And now after a long wait, the tourist destinations in the Gods Own Country is opening up for tourists bringing the much-needed relief to the cash-stressed economy of the state. Did this news just make your day? We are sure it has! However, strict COVID-19 SOPs will be in place to ensure the safety of the locals as well as the tourists.

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Hill Stations, Backwaters & Ayurveda Tourist Destinations Open

Domestic travellers can now visit all the hill, adventure, backwater and Ayurveda tourist destinations in Kerala. However, the beach destinations will only open on November 1 as it can be difficult to place restrictions for the entry of tourists on beaches. In the wake of the pandemic, the state has decided to open the tourist destinations in a phased manner. Kerala’s Pink Vista Covering The Backwaters Every Monsoon Goes Online.

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No Quarantine For Trips Up T0 7 Days

The Unlock 4 guidelines of the Center has allowed the tourism sector to reopen only with the condition of taking precautions. Kerala has already relaxed provisions for the people living in the state. They will not need to quarantine themselves if the trips are up to 7 days. Similarly, the domestic travellers will not have to quarantine for trips up to 7 days.

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COVID-19 Negative Certificate For Trips Longer Than 7 Days

If you wish to spend more days in Kerala, you will need to carry a COVID-negative certificate or undergo a test in Kerala at the state’s expense. If you do not provide a report, you will need to undergo a 7-day quarantine in the state. You will not be allowed to travel to the state if you exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.

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Tourists Will Need To Register On A Website

Further, every domestic tourist will have to register on  and follow the necessary protocols. Apart from ensuring social distancing of 2 metres, domestic travellers will mandatorily have to wear a mask and use sanitisers during their visit. Here are 5 Lesser Known Places In Kerala Where You Can Isolate Yourself From The Rest Of The World.

What’s more, they will screen your body temperature in every destination you visit. The government also suggests online booking for reservation of rooms and entry in adventure tourism centres.