Casino’s in Goa are set to reopen after the pandemic on Monday, 20 September. The task force committee member Shekhar Salkar after holding a meeting with Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. Along with this Goa is also going to restart tourism activities from Monday. Along with casinos, spas, and nightclubs will also start functioning from Monday onwards with 50% capacity.
Goa’s charter season kickstarts during this period, i.e., September-October. Along with the restrictions, Sawant has also stated that travellers are required to produce a Covid-19 negative RT-PCR certificate to enter Goa. Along with this, travellers from Kerala must also be vaccinated with two doses.
Previously, Minister for science and technology Michael Lobo on Wednesday said that he will ask chief minister Pramod Sawant to allow casinos to reopen at least at 50% capacity, by following all the Covid-19 protocols. If casinos start operating again, it will help increase the number of tourists visiting Goa and revive the sector, Lobo said. He said many locals are suffering as the tourism sector has been hit by the pandemic induced lockdown.
“I also wish to make another demand to the government of Goa. Many tourists go to the casinos and today they are shut. They should be opened at 50% capacity, by putting in place all the Covid protocols. The number of tourists coming to Goa will go up if the casinos begin operating again,” said Lobo. Recently, the state was also applauded by PM Narendra Modi as the state claimed that it achieved 100% first dose successfully. Most well-known casinos have already taken to their social handles to spread the word.
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