After almost four months of closure to control the spread of the coronavirus, the Goa Beach in India has been reopened for travel enthusiasts. According to a news report from G News, the beach was reopened on Friday, July 3.
Prior to this, the announcement was made by the state’s tourism minister, Monoj Ahuja, on Wednesday, July 1. He mentioned that more than 250 hotels would be allowed to resume operations. He stated, “Permission has been granted for more than 250 hotels to start functioning. There will be no problem for tourists to stay in the beach town.”
However, to ensure that there is no resurgence of infections, local administration is emphasizing strict monitoring. The minister also highlighted the importance of making advance hotel bookings. Hotels cannot operate without government permission. Additionally, tourists must show a negative COVID-19 certificate. If a visitor contracts the virus after reaching Gowa, they will be required to return home for self-isolation.
In terms of COVID-19 cases, the state has reported approximately 1,482 infections until now.