Sri Lanka hopes to reopen to tourists in August, subject to new measures to guard against new coronavirus cases.
The country plans to open to small groups, staying in approved accommodation that meets strict Covid health and safety guidelines.
Kimali Fernando, Chair of Sri Lanka’s Tourism Promotion Bureau confirmed visitors would be required to provide a Covid-free certificate or test result before travelling. Entrants will also have to submit to temperature checks and additional “rapid” coronavirus testing on arrival.
Tourists would be required to hold a booking with a Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority-registered agency and Covid-certified hotels, and a return air ticket.