God’s own country, the land of backwaters and the land of greenery, Kerala will be allowing domestic tourism from September 2020 onwards.
Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the state will be open to domestic tourists however, tourists will have to go by the COVID-19 safety norms which are issued by the state.
According to the latest reports, the Kerala government announced a loan scheme of around 455 crore to revive the tourism sector which has suffered a huge loss which the state has suffered due to pandemic.
Kerala will now join the states of Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand where these states have opened their borders to domestic tourists. And all states have asked tourists to show negative Covid-19 certificate, accommodation with a minimum stay of over 3-5 days.
Kerala is one of the states in India which depends on tourism heavily, reportedly the state had eased on domestic travel soon after the lockdown ended however they had reconsidered the decision once the cases of Coronavirus slowly started rising.
The tourism in Kerala starts after the end of Monsoon season that is from September and goes on until March. And the government is planning to reopen the tourism sector in a phased manner where priority will be given to domestic tourists. Hotels will not open their entire property to the tourists and also community areas such as public conventions and campfires might get banned.