Panaji (Goa), July 02 (ANI): The coastal state of Goa has reopened its doors for domestic tourists amid the COVID-19 pandemic. People from within the country can now visit Goa, with several restrictions still in place to enjoy their trip. Over 250 hotels in Goa have been granted permission to resume operations. “Central government has allowed hotels to open, we saw that there are certain SOPs that hotel has to comply with. We have asked hotels to follow it, if we feel they have complied with the norms, we permit them. From today, government has permitted to reopen hotels,” said Goa Tourism Director Menino D'Souza. “Till date, 260 hotels have registered with us, we will look into it and will permit them to start the services. Whatever guidelines are adopted by state will be applicable to tourists also. Booking of hotel will be checked at entry points, we will then see COVID negative certificate issued by ICMR. If the tourist doesn’t have the test report he will be asked to go for a test and will be kept in isolation centre till then,” he added.