Good news for visitors! Goa revokes the transit permit to enter state

Testing, screening and quarantine protocols upon arrival and departure to continue

In accordance with the Union Ministry's order of no special e-passes, transit permissions or separate approvals for inter and intra state travel, the Goan government has withdrawn the need of travel permits for visitors to enter the state. This decision however does not impose any changes in the established screening and quarantine protocols for tourists and visitors upon arrival in the state.


What's the news?

The Goa government on Tuesday, revoked the transit permission rule which were earlier filed by visitors travelling to the state. These permits were further verified upon arrival in the state, after which the person allowed to enter the state. However, with the Union ministry allowing free movement of goods and passengers within and across various states, the Goa government, in a meeting of the state executive committee removed the transit permit protocol to enter the state.

https://socialimages.sakalmediagroup.com/gomantaktimes-prod

This new transit order will not affect the other precautionary screenings and mandatory testing protocols that have been established for visitors upon arrival in the state.

The visitors now have to carry a coronavirus negative certificate from ICMR approved laboratories and pathologies or opt for the ₹2000/- COVID-19 test upon arrival and be under paid institutional or private quarantine until the results are declared. These mandatory tests also continue as visitors depart the state.

Heavy rains and high COVID case rise submerge Goa into multiple challenges

All weather stations in Goa record 100mm of rainfall as the state tally booms over 590 new coronavirus infections in one Tuesday

Goa loses footing as COVID case rise on a rainy day spill troubles for the state. The perilous cloud cover over the Arabian Sea brings Goa one of its most intense spells of this monsoon season, clocking at least 100mm of rainfall in all state weather stations. Besides this, an infection spike was further witnessed in Goa this week; the state reported as many as 590 cases in a single day on Tuesday.

Keep reading... Show less

Goa to get a detox as guidelines for the disposal of cigarette & bidi butts are enroute

This step is in sync with healthy and sustainable environment practices.

On Sunday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to chalk out guidelines for the proper disposal of cigarette and bidi butts, within the next three months. The National Organization for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) welcomed this move.

Keep reading... Show less

South Goa district hospital is now the new COVID-19 facility of the state

All you need to know about the new 150 bed COVID-19 facility in Goa.

The State Health Minister announced that the hospital in the South Goa district, Margao has been commissioned as the COVID-19 facility in the state with a potential of housing 150 patients. Until now, all coronavirus infected patients were receiving treatment at the ESI Hospital in Margao, the Medical College and Hospital near Panaji and the Sub-District Hospital in Ponda.

Keep reading... Show less

Goa plans to provide 50% license fee rebate to beach shacks as COVID relief

Beach shacks in Goa are one of the marquee highlights of the Goa tourism industry

The Ports Minister on Friday announced the state government's decision to provide a 50% concession in the fees of beach shack operating license. This rebate has been offered as a relief with respect to the losses procured by the owners and licensees due to the pandemic. Besides this, he has also requested the Chief Minister to seek an EMI moratorium period extension from the Reserve Bank of India for the state's tourism business which has accounted monetary setbacks as a consequence of precautionary lockdowns.

Keep reading... Show less

The restoration works at the Pernem Tunnel has been settled and keeping this in sight, the train traffic on Goa's Konkan Railway route has been reinstated. 6 trains will be plying on this route yet again, which were halted for over a month because of a major landslide and heavy rains. The trains' operation on this course were channeled via Londa on South Western Railway and other routes.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter

Newsletter

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai