Guidelines for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka to be updated
Posted on April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Mirror

Colombo, April 24 (Daily Mirror) – The guidelines for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka is expected to be updated owing to the present COVID19 situation, Tourism Ministry sources told the Daily Mirror yesterday.

The move comes after the health authorities issued new health guidelines for the country effective till May 31.

Tourism Ministry sources said that they anticipate a change in the number of days tourists need to be quarantined when visiting Sri Lanka.

Tourists visiting the country are currently restricted to a bio bubble.

Meanwhile Army Commander

General Shavendra Silva said yesterday Sri Lankan citizens returning back to the country will have to undergo the 14 day quarantine once again due to the present virus situation.

For those who are fully vaccinated, discussions will be held by the Health Ministry and a new set of guidelines will be issued soon, the Daily Mirror learns. (Jamila Husain)

One Response to “Guidelines for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka to be updated”

  1. aloy Says:

    We are not medics to tell GOSL this and that on corona, but can see whats happening in India right now and also what our own doctors in charge of hospitals say on the new variant that has entered the country.

    I feel that if GOSL does not shut down the country immediately we too will get into the same situation that India is in today. Our people are seen gathering at various places disregarding the rules. The only way to prevent is restricting the movement to local areas (paddy field and own vegetable growing lands). It appears from what the doctors say there is no distinction between age groups, even a young fellow who has already got the jab will succumb to it in a couple of days.

    These days sun does not shine and perhaps the virus can stay longer in the air and spread.
    Perhaps when the sun shines again brightly like in the beginning of the month the virus may disappear.

    I think we should discontinue the flights from India as countries like Singapore has already done.

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