PANAJI: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday in Goa Guidelines that the state has dropped all restrictions on entry, and that persons coming into the state won’t be tested for Covid-19. He said this decision is pursuant to the new guidelines issued by the Centre.
“All instructions issued by the Union ministry of home affairs will be followed,” Sawant said, adding that according to these, there shall be no restriction on interstate movement, no Covid tests, no home isolation, and no need for a Covid-negative certificate.
Till Monday, any person entering the state — except drivers of goods vehicles — had to follow the state’s SOP, which involved a Covid-19 test as well as stay in a quarantine centre till the result is out. If it returned positive, the person would have to be admitted to a Covid care centre or hospital as per the goa guidelines.
For those who didn’t wish to get tested at the border, a Covid-negative certificate would suffice if issued by an ICMR-approved laboratory within a specified time period.