Goa quarantine rules for new entry

Goa quarantine rules

If you’re traveling to Goa anytime soon, there are some new Goa Quarantine rules you need to know. Those who are driving in don’t need any permit, the Airports Authority of India has made institutional quarantine mandatory for symptomatic passengers till they test negative for COVID-19.

Home quarantine guidelines

  • Passengers must have booked accommodation before arrival (only hotels) registered with the Department of Tourism. The booking should cover the entire duration of the stay.
  • Passengers will have to undergo screening at the point of entry.
  • Tourists without a COVID-19 negative certificate who are ill or exhibit symptoms of a coronavirus infection will be subjected to a test at a center or hospital at their cost. They will have to go into self-isolation at their chosen accommodation until the results are available. The accommodation will provide the isolation facility.
  • If tourists required to change their booking during their quarantine period, they will be allowed to do so only with accommodation units under the Department of Tourism. They will need to show proof of re-booking to the Rapid Response leader of the stay before they can shift.
  • If necessary, tourists need to fill out a self-declaration form for contact tracing.

Goa quarantine rules for travelers through flights

All flyers are required either 14 days home quarantine or paid institutional quarantine. They are expected to certify the status of there health through the Arogya Setu App or Self-Declaration form. Other options are available.

  • Passengers who produce a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by an ICMR recognized lab not older than 48 hours before they arrive in Goa can directly move to their accommodation.
  • Passengers who take a swab test upon arrival (Rs2000) and agree to paid institutional quarantine or home quarantine until the result is available.

Goa quarantine rules for travelers through train

If you are traveling by train to Goa, these rules apply.

  • The Aarogya Setu app should confirm your status as “SAFE” before you start your journey.
  • COVID-19 testing is mandatory on arrival in Goa. Passengers will be charged Rs 2,000 each for the test, except for those covered under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana. Once tested, tourists will be kept in isolation until the test results are available. This process may take up to 8 to 10 hours.
  • If your end destination is Goa, you must have a valid residential address in the state and carry documentary proof of the same. After being tested negative for COVID-19, you will have to be in mandatory home quarantine for 14 days. You will be marked with indelible ink.
  • If your end destination is either Maharashtra or Karnataka, you have to furnish prior permission from the respective state governments. Travelers need to make necessary travel arrangements for their onward journey without any delay after testing negative. Without a permission letter, travelers will be sent back by the next available train at their own cost. They may also face disciplinary action.
  • Passengers need to fill this self-reporting form and submit it at the time of deboarding at the destination station in Goa. They can also obtain a copy of the form from the TTE on the train.

Goa quarantine rules for travelers through road

If you are traveling by road to Goa, these rules apply.

  • A self-declaration form is needed now instead of an interstate permit to enter Goa by road, be it in an owned or rented vehicle or a bus.
  • Installation of the Aarogya Setu app is compulsory, and it needs to show your status as “SAFE” before you start your journey.
  • On submission of an online request, the pre-filled declaration form will be available in your Goa Online login under the “Inbox/Applications” menu.
  • No travel permit is required to exit Goa. Those traveling are advised to check requirements from the destination state.


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