September 11, 2020
From whipping up travel plans at the drop of a hat to being overly cautious about even crossing the street to buy bare essentials, a lot has changed during the course of the last few months. Travel plans and holidays were put on an indefinite halt due to the rise of the novel COVID-19 that was spreading across the world like a wildfire. With time, we have started safety guidelines on a personal level as well what the government has been issuing based on the present scenario. As long as all travel and safety guidelines are being followed, people need not worry and can #TravelWithConfidence!
A list of activities intra-state and inter-state activities have been permitted in the state of Maharashtra and Goa, except in the containment zones. The information is subject to change according to the updates provided by the respective State governments.
Starting from Unlock 1.0 that was put into effect on June 8, 2020, these are phases initiated by the State and Central governments to open up the country in order to stabilise the economy. Slowly and steadily, every state government is uplifting restrictions on movement. Weekend trips, staycations and nearby getaways are becoming a reality and a group of friends or a family are starting to become more open to the idea of going away for a few days. It can be to a nearby hill station or even simply taking a break from the daily household chores and office work by finding recluse in a resort or hotel in the same area and having a fun staycation.
Stepping into September, travel safety guidelines for phase Unlock 4.0 have been released and are being implemented by the many institutions across industries. Travel and hospitality industries too are witnessing ease in restrictions.
1) Hotels can reopen with 100 capacity. However, all protocols regarding norms during the pandemic have to be followed.
2) No e-passes required for inter-district travel.
3) Metro train services also not to resume for now.
1) You will no longer be required to be tested for COVID-19 on arrival. You will not have to provide a negative certificate or isolate yourself.
2) Goa has also opened up bars with safety guidelines such as social distancing, mandatory masks and temperature checks in place. Restaurants and cafes were already open.
3) There will be no restrictions on interstate travel as well, which means you won’t need an e-pass to drive to the state.
Even while the states are slowly easing down on the lockdown, it does not mean we assume that we are in the green zone. Travel and safety guidelines need to be followed to help flatten the curve and help one another in getting rid of the coronavirus. Wherever you will be staying for your holidays, resort safety will be of primary importance, but on an individual level, cleanliness and hygiene needs to be maintained as well. Club Mahindra resorts take safety guidelines very seriously and are here to create the best experiences for you and your family without compromising on your safety! The new way of safe travel can be memorable for you and your family! #TravelWithConfidence and stay safe.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.