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Tuesday December 7th, 2021
Tourism

Sri Lanka welcomes 22,000 tourists in October, most from India

Several airlines have resumed winter schedules

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Sri Lanka expects more Polish tourists from LOT, Rainbow partnership

Pre-pandemic Sri Lanka had welcomed 20,000 tourists from Poland annually

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Sri Lanka gets ready for MICE tourism in pandemic era

SLCB has conducted the training for over 100 hoteliers

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UK to accept Sri Lanka vaccine certficates on AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna

Travellers must also be able to provide a vaccination certificate from a national or state-level public health body

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Omicron variant: Sri Lanka to ban inbound travellers from six African countries

The ban will go into effect from 0000hours on November 28.

India's Vistara Airlines resumes Sri Lanka flights

The airline will expand to daily operations between Delhi and Mumbai

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

4 min read

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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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Sri Lanka's Yala wildlife park opened for French sailors at diplomatic level: SLTDA

Due to agreement between Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of France

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Travellers from Sri Lanka on UK red list from June 08

UK adds to the list of countries that imposed travel restriction on Sri Lanka in the past few weeks.

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