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Friday October 22nd, 2021
Tourism

Sri Lanka probing viral video of tourist who claims he turned back due to lockdown

"I don't know why the tourist did not opt to use those facilities but made this viral video. It is mind boggling."

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals boosted by India, Pakistan in Sept 2021

In late August, Sri Lanka restarted its tourism campaign in India

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Sri Lanka removes limit on unvaccinated inbound passengers; duty free open for vaxxed

However, unvaccinated passengers must still undergo a 14-day quarantine.

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Top China tour operator to direct one million tourists to Sri Lanka: Ambassador

China is one of Sri Lanka’s top three tourist source markets.

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Sri Lanka removes on-arrival PCR requirement for all arrivals in bid to boost tourism

Fully vaccinated tourists are free to move across the country the way they did before the pandemic.

Sri Lanka to kick off online events to mark World Tourism Day

Seven webinars and competitions to commemorate World Tourism Day 20211

SriLankan to operate flights from Mattala airport after concessions

Sumanasekara said going forward, a few more scheduled flights will be operational from Mattala.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

UK to remove Sri lanka, seven other countries from COVID-19 'red list' Sep 22

Sri Lanka’s economy was facing a loss of more than 260 million rupees each day when it remained on the UK’s ‘red l...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Fully vaxxed tourists to Sri Lanka can leave bio-bubble but must pre-book travel sites

They must also only use transport booked by the hotel or the agent that handles their travel.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka gets 5,040 tourists in August 2021, Pakistan, India, Maldives in top six

Arrivals creeping up

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Sri Lanka to give digital nomad visas up to 270 days, US$500 fine for overstaying

Tourists could apply for a 30 to 90 day visa and also an extensions up to 180 days and 270 days.

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Sri Lanka to give 3-month digital nomad visas for US$85

SAARC citizens to get visas for US$70

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Chinese Sinopharm jabbed Sri Lankans face visa uncertainty

Others offered choice of vaccines

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Sri Lanka tourist sector links with Germany to boost post-Covid positive impacts

Mitigating negative impacts on the natural, historic, cultural or social environment

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Sri Lanka Navy introduces dragon boat racing, other water sports to Jaffna

Dragon boat racing as a sport traces its origins to southern China some 2,000 years ago.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management to be made higher education institute

SLITHM conducts courses from foundation to management level.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka gets tourism investments despite Coronavirus pandemic

64 proposals now being reviewed with 38 approved

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Sri Lanka nautical tourism to sail beyond the beach with boat show

Pleasure boating, leisure fishing and marine engineering on view

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Sri Lanka welcomes 2,400 tourists in July, Maldives in second place

The top generating market was UK with 342 visitors followed by the Maldives

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Matale, Sri Lanka land for Fantasy Land Entertainment

42 acres from land reform commission

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Sri Lanka clears Water Villa resort at Kalpitiya islets

Sun Resort Investment Lanka Pvt Ltd to set up 50 villas

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Sri Lanka Tourism requests further debt relief

License periods also extended

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Sri Lanka removes seventh-day PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers

Unvaccinated children (aged two to eighteen) accompanying their parents must undergo a PCR test on the seventh day.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka allows vaccinated tourists without quarantine after PCR test

Partially or non-vaccinated arrivals in bio-bubble

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Sri Lanka to offer digital nomad visa to boost tourism

Up to one year visa planned

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Sri Lanka welcomes 1,614 tourists in June, 16,900 in first half of 2021

The June arrivals of 1,614 were slightly up from 1,497 in May

Mahadiya Hamza

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