Goa travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Goa with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Goa.

Goa travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Goa with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Goa - quick facts
Flight time 10 hours
Time difference UK +5.5 hours
Language(s) Hindi, English
Currency Indian Rupee
Electricity C + D + M plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

Why visit Goa?

Considering a holiday to the Goa? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Goa tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Goa weather

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The Goa weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Panaji.

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Goa travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Goa from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Goa.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Goa travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Goa with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Goa, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Goa covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Goa with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Goa FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Goa including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from India?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from India. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Goa from the UK?

The flight time to Goa from the UK is typically 10 hours.

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What is the time difference between Goa and the UK?

The time difference between Goa and the UK is UK time+5.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Goa?

The main languages spoken in Goa are Hindi and English.

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What is the currency in Goa?

The currency in Goa is the Indian Rupee (INR).

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Which plugs are used in Goa?

Goa uses electrical plug type C + D + M (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Goa?

They drive on the left side of the road in Goa.

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Do you need a visa for Goa?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Goa.

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