Lobo, who runs a series of tourism associated companies within the state, on Friday additionally mentioned that Goa would have to undertake a ‘wait and watch’ method earlier than deciding its subsequent plan of action within the tourism sector.
“We are hoping that this variant does not harm the people who have already taken vaccination. Looks like charter flights will be cancelled. Because charters were supposed to come at the end of this month and it looks like there will be cancellation because of the new variant,” Lobo mentioned.
“So international tourism may be affected in a very big way,” he added.Before Omicron circumstances have been reported in different components of the world, the Goa worldwide airport at Dabolim had obtained curiosity from Russian and Kazakhstan constitution firms.
Nearly 900 constitution flights principally from Russia, the UK and Germany yearly discovered their manner to Goa earlier than the Covid pandemic struck final yr, closing down all worldwide journey.
Charter flights account for the majority of the worldwide vacationers arrivals to Goa. Nearly half 1,000,000 overseas vacationers arrived in Goa in 2019.
“There will be a slight effect in the intial stage, but we will have to wait and watch and see what is happening worldwide and also in India. Some cancellations have already started, but we are hoping that this variant does not spread,” Lobo mentioned.