After the revised SOPs, for those who entering Goa can opt for 14 day home quarantine or paid quarantine for a short period.
Government of Goa has decided to modify its SPOs with no compulsive Covid testing following the increased movement of people to and from the state.
The chief minister Pramod Sawant after going through many meetings on this topic, said that it was becoming increasingly difficult to test all persons which has created a backlog of test reports.
“Almost 2500 test results are pending. We are doing 1500 to 2000 tests per day which will continue but we have to change the standard operating procedures for arrivals”, Sawant said.
“Persons entering can opt for 14 days home quarantine and their movement will be monitored through the local representatives so that they do not mingle during that period. People can also opt for paid quarantine if they do not wish to go home or the third option for those who are coming to state only for a few days and do not wish to quarantine themselves is to take a swab test of Rs 2,000” Sawant said.
After the new modified protocol, everyone will be scanned upon entry and will have to walk through thermal scanners that will be set up at airports, railway stations, and road checkpoints, and if found symptomatic will be compulsory tested.