The Kerala government is all set to open up its tourism
sector from Monday, after remaining closed for over six months due to the coronavirus-induced
lockdown. However, the beaches will still be closed. As the tourist spots open up
for visitors, strict restrictions to control the spread of
coronavirus will also be deployed in different places.
According to media reports, the Kerala government will be allowing
visitors to the hill stations, adventure tourism centres,
Ayurveda centres, and backwater destinations. Houseboats, safari, and speed
boats will also be available.
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Earlier, the government had issued orders for the two-phase opening up of
the tourism sector, adhering to COVID-19 protocols. The beaches, which will open
in phase two, will entertain visitors from November 1.
Domestic tourists will have to register on covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in
and follow the COVID-19 protocols. Wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and the use of sanitisers at all times is a must.
Domestic tourists need not self-quarantine for trips lasting not more than seven days. However, the need to self-quarantine and a negative COVID-19 certificate becomes necessary if they are planning for long holidaying. If the tourists fail to produce a negative certificate, they will have
to undergo a test immediately. Failing to do so, they will
have to self-quarantine for seven days.