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International tourism kickstarts in Goa with the landing of the first charter flight

Goa's Dabolim International Airport welcomed its first international passengers for the season on Wednesday, as a charter flight carrying 159 passengers from Almaty in Kazakhstan landed in the tourist state. This signifies a revitalisation of international tourism in Goa, which had been greatly reduced for the past two years due to the pandemic.

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Goa issues fresh guidelines for travellers in wake of Omicron rise

The Goa government has laid down new rules for domestic and international travellers. The tightened security is a result of the rise in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, across the country. Previously, the government had issues guidelines that specifically applied to international passengers from the 12 'high-risk' countries.

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Curfew in Goa extended till August 2; check guidelines here

In a bid to control the rapid spread of coronavirus in Goa, the govt on Monday announced the extension of the curfew, until 7 AM on August 2. COVID curfew was initially imposed in the state on May 9 in wake of the 'second wave'. Since then, it has been repeatedly extended to actively break the chain of the virus. While several relaxations have been put in place here, the administration also released a set of detailed guidelines in the coastal state to prevent any further unprecedented rise.

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Negative report not required to enter Goa for fully vaccinated residents & workers till Aug 5

In view of the controlled infection rate, the Bombay High Court at Goa allowed fully vaccinated state residents and employees posted there, to enter the territory without a COVID negative report. Reportedly, the bench of judges has permitted the workforce across a range of sectors including labour, manufacturing and industries. In addition to this, the provisions of the order shall be applicable to businessmen in the state and those citizens who have to commute outside Goa for medical or work purposes.

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Tourism to restart in Goa only after 100% coverage of first vaccine shot for all adults

In a major policy announcement on Thursday, all tourism activities in Goa have been ordained to stay suspended until the state achieves 100% coverage of the first vaccine dose for adults. The Chief Minister also announced that the state aims to achieve the set target by July 30. This mission will be propelled by the ongoing Tika Utsav 3.0, which is harnessing positive public response and enthusiasm.

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