Goa changes quarantine rules for people entering the state

Since June 10, the Goa state government has changed its Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for people entering the state.

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After a series of meetings, Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister, Goa, said, “With increasing numbers of cases causing a backlog of test reports, it was important to drop the mandatory COVID test for passengers entering the state.”

According to the revised SOP, passengers can choose from the following 3 options as per their convenience:

Passengers should carry a COVID-negative certificate issued less than 48 hours ago by a laboratory endorsed by the Indian Council for Medical Research at the time of entering Goa, by road, rail or air.

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2. Passengers can opt for mandatory 14-day home quarantine. They will be duly stamped and their family members will also be required to maintain home quarantine. If a person is unable to make arrangements to stay at home, he/she can choose a paid quarantine facility for 14 days.

3. A third option of the swab test is also available for Rs 2000. The person will have to stay in a paid quarantine till the test results are out, which may take 2-3 days.

Testing is compulsory if a traveller is found symptomatic or with suspect conditions.

Several news channels and publications have tweeted about the change in quarantine rules of Goa. 

A tweet by NDTV News: 

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