ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has welcomed 2,439 tourists in July 2021, up from zero a year earlier, taking the total so far in 2021 to 19,337, under Coronavirus controls known as ‘bio-bubble’ data from the state tourism promotion bureau shows.
Sri Lanka has seen a surge in Coronavirus infections from April 2021, which led to a lockdown in May and June, which helped contain the surge, but hospitals are again overwhelmed in July.
Sri Lanka welcomed 4,168 tourists in April, which fell to 1,497 in May, 1614 in June and has edgedup slightly to 2,429 in July.
The top generating market was UK with 342 visitors followed by the Maldives with 249 and the US with 242.
Germany generated 215 tourists, Canada 178 and China 167. (Colombo/Aug05/2021)