Sri Lanka eases entry rules to enter the country for vaccinated travellers
The government of Sri Lanka has eased entry rules for vaccinated tourists in a bid to promote the country’s tourism industry.
Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in the country after testing negative at the time of departure will not be required to do another PCR test at the airport in Sri Lanka on arrival. Such passengers should be travelling after 14 days of the second dose and board a flight within 72 hours.
However, those not vaccinated will be required to undergo a 14-day hotel or home quarantine.
Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has issued a revised comprehensive guideline to be followed by all stakeholders.
The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) has welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers to Sri Lanka.
The easing of travel restrictions have further boosted Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. Sri Lanka has been listed as a must visit destination by several leading global travel publications and has been listed among the Top 10 island destinations. Also, the receipt of the internationally recognised safety and hygiene certifications by Sri Lanka’s airports have added to the island’s attraction as a post Covid travel destination. All these are indicative of a steady growth in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. Foreign businesses/investors could confidently explore the growing opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.
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