No travel permit required to enter Goa

Goa tourism
picture credit : Manish Chopdekar

The Goa government has withdrawn the need for transit permits for people to visit the state. However, the requirement for Covid-19 tests either prior to departure, upon arrival and home quarantine will continue for the visitors.

No travel permit is now required to enter Goa, but a modified health protocol now requires travellers to carry a negative test report secured 48-hours prior to entering the state.

The new instructions follow orders from the Union home ministry which said there shall be no restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods and that no separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movement.

Goa earlier made it mandatory for people wishing to visit the state to register and apply for permits, which were then verified upon arrival. Officials said despite the easing of travel, screening protocols will continue to remain in place.