As part of reviving the tourism sector in the state, Kerala Tourism has reopened its beaches, parks and museums to visitors from November 1. In the light of the ongoing pandemic, the government had decided to reopen the destinations in two phases. In the first phase, the government has permitted operation of houseboats, adventure tourism destinations, from October 10. With the reopening of the beaches and other attractions, the entire Kerala is open now for travellers with all the necessary health and safety protocols.
The opening of the tourism destinations, especially the opening of the world famous beaches of the state, marks the beginning of the tourism season, said the Tourism Minister of Kerala, Kadakampally Surendran. Beaches of Kerala always attracted both international and domestic tourists for its serene beauty, clean water, well-kept surroundings, the minister said, and therefore, the opening of them will provide momentum for tourism revival, he added.
The government has made elaborate arrangements at all beach locations to barricade and regulate the entry through single points with adequate measures like temperature checking, sanitation of visitors. The visitors will be alerted about the Do’s and Don’ts through display boards at important points.
State Tourism Secretary, Rani George has said that there has been a promising increase in the number of visitors to all destinations which have reopened and the department and the private industry are working together to make sure that all protocols of health and safety are adhered.