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Monday December 6th, 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 welcomes 22,000 tourists in October, most from India

Several airlines have resumed winter schedules

Sri Lanka expects more Polish tourists from LOT, Rainbow partnership

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

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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South Asian travel trade banking on regional tourism

The tourist trade in South Asia are hoping regional and domestic tourism will save the day.

Kshama Ranawana

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Sri Lanka lifts ban on foreign arrivals from June 01

Indian visitors still restricted

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka extends resident and tourists visas for 60 days amid anti-Coronavirus controls

Visas extended without penalty

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Sri Lanka to quarantine all arrivals irrespective of vaccination status

Foreigners are to be quarantined at a quarantine hotel or a level 1 certified hotel.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka welcomes 4,100 tourists in April, India leads

India and China leads arrivals

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Sri Lanka hotels hit as Coronavirus wave crashes wedding season

Some hotels are operating as Covid treatment centres

Mahadiya Hamza

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India travel trade and media in Sri Lanka tour ahead of indo-Lanka travel bubble

A delegation of tour operators and journalists from India have completed a familiarization tour of Sri Lanka ahead of a ...

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Sri Lanka to merge tourism promotion agencies under new law

Sri Lanka will bring a new Tourism Act to merge three agencies and repeal the existing law to be able to improve co-ordi...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka sees 4,500 tourist arrivals in March, Kazakhstan leads

Sri Lanka has welcomed 4,581 tourists in March 2021, up from 3,366 in February after the Indian Ocean island re-opened f...

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Sri Lanka plans to let vaccinated tourists join the community

Sri Lanka is planning to allow tourists who are already vaccinated to arrive in the country, and join the community unde...

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