Sri Lankan authorities re-open wildlife, forest camps and bungalows for leisure
Sri Lanka’s Wildlife and Forest Departments recently announced the reopening of the bungalows and camping sites for travellers, which were closed due to the Covid 19 outbreak.
The Department of Wildlife and Conservation has stated that the camp sites and bungalows will be operational from December 4th.
All the bungalows and camping sites that are under the Department of Wildlife and Conservation were closed in March during the initial stages of Covid-19 infections in the country.
However, the private sector was allowed to operate.
Issuing a statement, the Department of Wildlife has stated that all travellers who have pre-booked the camping grounds and bungalows for the rest of the month of December will be permitted to continue their travelling and the information regarding permission will be sent to all the individual travel groups that have pre-booked the grounds and bungalows with the Department of Wildlife and Conservation.
“All travellers who booked the bungalows and camping sites from December 01 – 03 can renew their bookings for any day until March 31, 2021,” the statement has noted.
The statement has further noted that all the travellers who will be using the department’s bungalows and camping sites should strictly follow the health guidelines issued by the country’s health authorities.
Sri Lanka is once again in the process of reopening its leisure and hospitality sectors following the global Covid 19 pandemic. Sri Lanka’s tourism industry was one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the country when the pandemic hit global travel. However, Sri Lanka has been listed as a must visit destination by several leading global travel publications and the island has also been awarded the safety and hygienic certification that would definitely entice the post Covid 19 traveller to the country. Therefore, foreign businesses could explore opportunities in Sri Lanka’s leisure and hospitality sectors.
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