January, 21, 2021
Sri Lanka reopened its airports for foreign tourists today (21) after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the nation's lucrative travel industry.
As Sri Lanka opens the borders for international tourists detailed safety protocols and processes have been put in place to ensure health and safety of both the travellers and the local community while enabling travellers to have a great time.
Key highlights of the process in place are that Sri Lanka does not require a minimum number of days to stay and offers a ‘Quarantine free’ tourist experience where the visitors are allowed to enjoy all facilities in their respective hotels including the swimming pools, spas, gym etc.
However, the only requirement put in place for the safety of the travellers, tourism stakeholders and Sri Lankan community is the need for the travellers to stay at a ‘Safe and Secure’ certified, Level 1 hotel or hotels in the initial 14 days of their stay.
This ensures the creation of a bio-bubble for the international tourists assuring the safety of the local communities, employees of the industry and the visitors to the country. The respective hotels and accommodation providers along with the travel agents and tour operators will be entrusted to ensure that visitors don’t break the bubble of safety.