Goa Govt announces new SOP for incoming passengers

Goa Govt announces new SOP for incoming passengers

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Panaji, May 23 : Goa Government on Saturday rolled out a new set of SOPs according to which domestic flight passengers, as well as those who arrive in the state by road or rail will have to opt between a paid Covid-19 test or a 14-day home quarantine on entry into the state. Addressing a press conference in the city, Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said the SOP for the stranded international passengers travelling to Goa, which includes a mandatory 14-day stay in institutional quarantine, however remained unchanged. "The SOPs will be uniform for road, rail and air passengers.

After the thermal screening, passengers can either opt for a Covid-19 test or a 14-day quarantine at home. They can choose between the two options, through a self-declaration form which will be given to them during the journey," she said. Ms Mohanan said the government would charge Rs 2000 for Covid-19 test and it would have to be borne by the incoming passengers.

The official said if found positive during the Covid-19 test, the passenger would be immediately shifted to the designated Covid-19 hospital. (UNI)