Author Archive for Tourism

Passengers from SL will not be allowed to travel to UK after June 8: SriLankan Airlines

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The SriLankan Airlines announced today that passengers from Sri Lanka will not be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom from June 8 unless they are a British, Irish national or anyone with residence rights in the UK as Sri Lanka will move to the red list” of countries entering the […]

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UK adds seven countries to travel ‘red list’, including Sri Lanka.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Britain added seven countries, including Egypt and Sri Lanka, to its red list” of destinations that require hotel quarantine on return to England on Thursday, in a review that also saw Portugal move from green” to amber”. Britain added seven countries — Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Trinidad and […]

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Ban on inbound passengers lifted from 01 June

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Ceylon Today The ban imposed on all arrivals will be lifted from 01 June, the Civil Aviation Authority says. In a statement, the CAA mentions that restriction will continue to adhere to passengers who have been India within the last 14 days. Sri Lanka previously banned all arrivals from 22 to 31 May. However, […]

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Sri Lanka-India travel bubble delayed

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has decided to postpone launching the proposed travel bubble” with India, in the wake of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in India, officials at the Indian Ministry of Tourism said. We are just postponing the bubble, this is not a cancellation. When things get better in India, we look forward […]

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VACCINATED GUESTS TO GET MORE FREEDOM ON SRI LANKA VISITS

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Sri Lanka News Holidaymakers to Sri Lanka who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be given more freedom than non-vaccinated tourists.

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ÀNI Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s post-pandemic haven

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Courtesy Spear’s  As Sri Lanka becomes the first Asian country to welcome back UK visitors (following a negative PCR test 96 hours before arrival), ÀNI Private Resorts offers guests the incredible opportunity to stay in their exclusive private paradise at the stunning ‘Safe & Secure Level One Certified’, COVID-free resort: ÀNI Sri Lanka. ÀNI Sri […]

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Russia resumes flights to 06 countries including Sri Lanka

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Source: TASS Russia has officially resumed flights to Sri Lanka and several other countries, namely, Germany, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Syria on April 1, according to a decision made by the country’s anti-coronavirus crisis center last week. The crisis center noted that regular flights would be resumed in a limited format. Most quotas have been […]

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Russia to resume commercial flights to Sri Lanka next month

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Russia has decided to resume commercial flights to six countries including Sri Lanka from the 1st of April, the country’s emergency response centre said on Thursday (March 25). Accordingly, commercial flights to Germany (Frankfurt-Moscow/St Petersburg-Frankfurt/ Moscow-Berlin), Venezuela (Moscow-Caracas), Syria (Moscow-Damascus), Tajikistan (Moscow-Dushanbe), Uzbekistan (Moscow-Tashkent) and Sri Lanka (Moscow-Colombo) will recommence from the aforementioned […]

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Sri Lanka has reopened to tourists: here’s everything you need to know before visiting

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Courtesy The National News.com Travellers visiting the Indian Ocean country must have a negative PCR test result, take another test upon arrival and stay in a government-approved hotel Sri Lanka has reopened to tourists for the first time in almost a year. The island nation, which is a favourite with holidaymakers from the UAE, closed […]

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Tourists trickle back to Sri Lanka after borders fully reopen to all except UK visitors

Monday, January 25th, 2021

By Feizal Samath Courtesy ttgasia Sri Lanka has welcomed its first batch of visitors from Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, after reopening its borders to foreign tourists last Thursday, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure. The lifting of the ban on all commercial travellers, bar those from the UK which is currently under lockdown amid a virus […]

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Sri Lanka to welcome back tourists, but with strict Covid-19 rules

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Mailonline Sri Lanka is famous for its picturesque beaches, but the country’s tourism industry has been devastated by the pandemic Sri Lanka will reopen its borders to foreign tourists this week after a 10-month hiatus, officials said Monday, with travellers subject to tough Covid-19 protocols. The announcement came despite a surge in Covid-19 cases […]

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Sri Lanka reopens borders to tourists this Thursday

Monday, January 18th, 2021

By Feizal Samath Courtesy ttgasia Sri Lanka will once again welcome tourists on January 21, this time under a bio bubble, following a successful pilot programme to assess the country’s capability in managing tourists under a bio bubble amid the pandemic. A daily limit of 2,500 inbound tourists has been set. While tourists do not need to undergo mandatory […]

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Sri Lanka to Open All International Airports on 23rd Jan

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Courtesy Travelradar Today, the Sri Lankan government announced that it will open its international airports once again.  Flight operations will start from the 23rd of January of 2021.  Foreign travellers visiting the country can now visit 12 of the country’s major tourist attractions once again; The moves comes following months of Coronavirus travel restrictions in […]

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Udayanga, safari drivers in bio bubble: Tourism Minister

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror All those who dealt with the Ukrainian tourists including Udayanga Weeratunga and safari drivers have been included in the bio bubble in order to be separated from the society, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga told Parliament today. He said that the measure had been taken to prevent them from […]

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185 tourists to arrive from Ukraine as airports reopen for commercial flights

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka is reopening its airspace for commercial flights as the island nation looks to once again kick start the tourism industry which was on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly a commercial flight carrying 185 passengers from Ukraine is expected to reach the Mattala Airport at around 1.30 p.m. today, marking […]

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Jet2 and TUI cancel more holidays as Sri Lanka also announces ban on Brits

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Travelmole Jet2 and TUI have cancelled a further raft of holidays as countries across Europe and the world close their borders to British holidaymakers. Sri Lanka became the latest country to announce a ban on UK flights this morning due to fears of a new strain of coronavirus spreading across Britain. TUI has extended […]

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Maldives to operate scheduled flights to MRIA

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Director of Operations of the Airport and Aviation Services of Sri Lanka, Shehan Sumanasekara stated that the national carrier of Maldives will commence scheduled flights to Sri Lanka from today (23). Accordingly, scheduled flights operated by Air Maldives will fly into Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA). According to Sumanasekara, the project is part […]

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Russian tour group allowed to enter SL; first to arrive after reopening airport: CASL Chief

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

T.K.G. Kapila Courtesy The Daily Mirror A Russian tour group has been granted permission to visit Sri Lanka and will be the first batch of tourists to enter country after the reopening of the airport on December 26, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CASL) Chairman Upul Dharmadasa said. He said this Russian tour group […]

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Ukraine International Airlines launches charter flights from Kyiv to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Courtesy 112 Ukraine Flights will be operated from December 28, 2020 to March 10, 2021 Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) launches charter flights from Kyiv to Sri Lanka. This was reported on the airline’s website. Flights will be operated from December 28, 2020 to March 10, 2021. The planes will fly from Boryspil airport to Mattala airport.Related: Ryanair opens ticket sale […]

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Sri Lanka to resume commercial & charter flights from Dec. 26

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka will be resuming operation of commercial and charter flights from the 26th of December this year, says the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL). The CAASL has informed the civil aviation authorities around the world of the proposed resumption of flight operations to Sri Lanka. As the aviation regulator of […]

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Win an eight night luxury stay in Sri Lanka, flights included

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Simon GarnerMonday Sun, sand, sensational scenery – sounds like the perfect antidote to 2020, right? Which is why we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a holiday to Sri Lanka for two, where they’ll stay in three boutique hotels with full-board. The first port of call is a homestay at the cosy Villa […]

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SriLankan Airlines: first international flight since July lands in Melbourne

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Victoria’s hotel quarantine program has restarted, with Melbourne Airport welcoming its first international flights in more than five months. SriLankan Airlines flight UL604 from Colombo landed just before 8am on Monday, the first of eight international passenger flights carrying 253 travellers due to touch down today. Victoria has not accepted international flights since […]

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‘Travel sector may take years to return to pre-COVID-19 level’

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

Yuthika Bhargava Courtesy The Hindu Consolidation is inevitable, says Booking.com’s Mehrotra Even though some demand has started coming back, the travel industry may take years to get back to pre-pandemic business level, said Ritu Mehrotra, country manager — India, Sri Lanka, Maldives at Booking.com. Travel industry was one of the first industries to be hit […]

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Sri Lanka and Israel added to UK’s coronavirus travel corridors list

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Courtesy yahoo News Sri Lanka and Israel are among several countries that have been added to the UK’s list of travel corridors. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that Namibia, Rwanda and Uruguay are also now on the list. It marks the first time any African countries have been added to the travel corridors list. No destinations have been removed this week. People arriving in […]

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Oman Air resumes flights to Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Kuwait

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Courtesy Lifesyle The airline will fly direct from Muscat to Colombo, Muharraq and Kuwait twice per week throughout winter Oman Air is resuming flights to three more destinations as part of its winter network update. The national airline of the sultanate will begin flying to Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Kuwait from Monday, October 25. The […]

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An adventure through Sri Lanka, the ‘land of serendipity’.

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Courtesy  SPEAR’S Sri Lanka has recovered before, from colonial rule and civil war. As the country’s vital tourism industry prepares to leap back into life, Andrew Harris recalls his pre-lockdown adventure in the land of serendipity  Oblivious to the pandemic that was on the way, I had only a darting mongoose, a parading peacock and […]

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Exploring the rivers and rainforests of Sri Lanka

Friday, October 16th, 2020

by Stephanie Takyi London courtesy https://www.standard.co.uk/ Planning a long haul escape for when things (finally) open up again? Stephanie Takyi gets lost in the lush landscapes of this unique South Asian island  Sri Lanka has long been a destination for travellers seeking escapism. This small beautiful island, situated south of India, is larger than life with idyllic beaches, sprawling […]

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Why One Man Is Walking Around the World With His Dog

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Great Big Story Who better to see the world with than your best friend? Especially when your best friend is a dog. Tom Turcich of New Jersey and his adorable pooch Savannah have walked over 18,000 miles through the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Italy, Turkey and dozens of other countries over the past […]

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12 things you can’t miss in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Lonely Planet’s  With untouched golden beaches to discover, atmospheric train rides through tea-carpeted hills, and ancient temples to admire, Sri Lanka is Lonely Planet’s top country to travel to in 2019. Here are 12 more reasons to visit. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/video/12-things-you-cant-miss-in-sri-lanka/v/vid/971?tag=beaches https://www.facebook.com/dialog/share?app_id=111537044496&display=popup&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lonelyplanet.com%2Fvideo%2F12-things-you-cant-miss-in-sri-lanka%2Fv%2Fvid%2F971

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Sri Lanka declares safe for travel by World Travel and Tourism Council

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug.10 (newsin.asia) — Recognizing the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travelers, destination Sri Lanka was recently endowed with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp. Whilst […]

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