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Renewed tourism protocols as SL gears to open doors Thursday


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Renewed tourism protocols as SL gears to open doors Thursday 

The local tourism sector has been issued with a renewed set of ‘safety protocols’, one that is relaxed and allows international travelers experience the island nation with fewer restrictions.

In a bid to revive the hard-hit industry, the Sri Lanka Tourism yesterday published the new set of protocols which the authority assured has been approved by the Ministry of Health, and also streamlined in consultation with the sector stakeholders to “ensure a smooth transition to begin operations in the midst of this new normal”.

Features of the fresh set of protocols include; no minimum stay, quarantine free experience, and the bio-bubble concept for site visitations.

 The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) stressed that it will take every possible step to provide international visitors “an amazing time” while ensuring their safety, providing a safe and secure operational environment for the service providers of the tourism industry and ensuring that local communities are protected and secured.


  Comments - 2

  • Seb Wednesday, 20 January 2021 05:56 PM

    Yeah I'm really looking forward to come, arriving on the 22nd. I took 2 PCR tests before departure, have my own medical insurance with covid coverage and also the insurance bought through SLTDA. 3 PCR tests after arrival in SL and 14 days quarantine. I will obey by the guidelines, wear a mask at all times and keep my social distance. Bohoma istoothi :-)

    ChanakaJ Monday, 25 January 2021 04:12 AM

    The kind of tourist we don't mind having!

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