Current Status Of Tourism In Goa| Tourist spots in Goa [2022]

Are Tourists allowed in Goa? Will there be restrictions on the famous visiting places in Goa?

Yes, tourists are allowed in Goa though post Christmas and new year number of Covid cases have increased.

Goa CM announced that there will be no new curbs in Goa during Christmas and new year but all will have to follow the covid protocols. The same rule continues.

Only fully vaccinated or those carrying negative Covide-19 certificate were allowed entry in Goa and 31st celebrations.

Hotels, eateries will be open with 50% capacity only.

Note: With the elections coming, you may find yourself stuck in election rallies.



First Omicron case detected in Goa 27 Dec 2021

    Latest Goa Travel Rule and Guidelines

    The Goa government will have to do a balancing act to ensure tourism is not completely shut down in this main earning season and the new wave does not engulf Goa the way second wave did.

    Currently there are two different set of rules for anyone entering Goa, one for International visitors other for Domestic visitors.

    Note: These rules may change with time, do refer latest advisory before traveling

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    Goa Travel Rule for International Visitors

    Anyone visiting from International destinations will have to:
    1. Fill a self declaration form
    2. Negative RtPCR test report
    Those arriving from high risk countries like UK, SA, Brazil, China, Mauritius, New Zeland, Zimbabwe, Singapore and Hong Kong have following additional protocols to follow:
    1. Get Covid-19 test done at airport on arrival. Cost to be borne by the traveler.
    2. Cannot leave airport till the test result is negative.
    3. Even with negative covid report, 7 days home quarantine is mandatory.
    4. Another Covid-19 test on 8th day and monitoring for additional 7 days.
    In case anyone is tested positive, they will be taken to isolation facility and treated as per standard protocol of the state.

    Goa is the place to be in the month of December. It's not only due to Christmas and new year, but also the yearly festivals that attract a lot of tourists from cold countries to visit Goa.

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    Goa Travel Rule for Domestic Visitors

    Domestic visitors will have to:
    1. carry negative Covid-19 test report taken no longer than 72hrs of arriving in Goa.
    2. Any test recognized by ICMR will be accepted.
    3. Anyone traveling from Kerala will have to undergo 5 days quarantine
    4. On 5th day, another Covid test will be done.
    5. Fully vaccinated asymptomatic passengers are exempted from quarantine.

    Goa Visiting Places

    Goa is famous for its beaches and Portuguese architecture apart from the night life.

    Goa can be divided into two parts, North Goa and South Goa.

    North Goa:

    North Goa is the place where all the party happens and night life is the attraction.

    The hotel stay is more costly as compared to other two parts of Goa.

    Central Goa:

    This is the place to enjoy the actual Goa culture. Its not crowded and cost wise cheaper to stay. 

    South Goa:

    South Goa is peaceful, beaches are clean. Hotel rent are cheaper.

    You will find a lot of casinos in this part of Goa.




    Goa Beaches

    The Goa coastline is 100km and you will find many small and big beaches there.

    There are many famous beaches in Goa, around 35 known for tourists and many small beaches.

    Arambol is the beach on the north part of Goa and Polem is the southmost beach. Between this streatch, you will find beaches like  
    1. Baga beach, 
    2. Candolim beach
    3. Calangute beach
    4. Anjuna
    Check out the whole list of beaches in Goa

    Goa Waterfalls

    You can also plan a visit water falls, there are total 11 waterfalls in Goa,DudhSagar fall is the most visited.
    Its a full day trip, it starts early morning and ends late night.

    Many waterfall originates only during rains and Goa is all green during this time.

    Goa Casinos

    You can also enjoy casino in Goa. You will find these casinos on the ships as well as on the land.

    You will have to buy tickets for entry in these casinos, the entry fee includes unlimited food, drink and chips of some value for playing in casinos.

    These entries are normally valid for 24hrs.

    There are many members only casinos as well exclusive for people who have opted to the club membership program.




    Sightseeing in Goa

    You can rent a bike in Goa by showing your documents. It is the most liked mode of transportation in Goa!

    Of course, cab service is also available.

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    Best Time to visit Goa

    The tourist season in Goa is between November to February, December being the peak tourist season.

    Due to its proximity to the sea, you can expect humidity and mild weather through out the year.

    During rains, tourists do not visit as rains spoil their plan so this could be your time if you are someone who do not like crowd.

    Hotels in Goa

    Expect high rates during peak time. Other options are shacks that are normally cheap but during peak season nothing is cheap, except booz!!





    Goa Tourism

    Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) have everything covered for you.

    Right from Hotel stay to sightseeing to Adventure activities. 

    Goa Food

    Goa being a sea shore, fish is the staple food here. You will find locals cook food with a lot of coconut in it.

    You will think fish will be cheap at this sea shore state, but its not! Reasons being the tourists and the export of the fish.

    Goa Airport

    Goa International airport is located near the historic city of Vasco Da Gama in Dabolim.

    Another option for international travelers is to take a flight to Mumbai and reach Goa by road.

    Goa from Mumbai

    Goa is well connected with Mumbai by Air, sea, road and railways.

    You can visit Goa from Mumbai :
    1. Gao By Train: By far the cheapest option, train tickets will cost anywhere between Rs.300 to Rs.2000/-
    2. Goa By Cruise: The most costly option but it has its own charm. This will cost you around Rs.45,000 to Rs,2 lakh.
    3. Goa By Flight: All the major airlines operate here. You will be spending anywhere around Rs.1500/- to Rs.7000/- for this.
    4. Goa By Road: You can drive your own car or rent a car of reach Goa by bus. Depending on what your mode is, it will cost you between Rs.1000/- to Rs.5000/-

    You will have to book tickets in advance for Air and railways. For road trip, you can easily get a cab or drive your own car.

    Conclusion:

    With the pandemic situation so dynamic, only time will tell what decision is taken on Goa tourists. Be prepared for the worst to avoid disappointment.