"Even after the lockdown
is lifted, we cannot immediately think of opening our borders. We have to make sure the tourism industry resumes only after health protocols are followed," Lobo said.
Once the Goa government allows the tourism industry to resume, all those entering the state should be thoroughly checked at the airport, railway stations and all other entry points, the minister suggested.
"When they are certified as negative for coronavirus, only then they should be allowed to enter the state," he added.
The BJP MLA, who represents Calangute constituency in North Goa district, will be forwarding his suggestions to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on April 14.
Goa's key domestic markets for tourism include states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karanataka and Kerala, which are also reeling under the impact of coronavirus.