Written by Zulfick Farzan

12 Jan, 2021 | 3:43 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority on Tuesday released the lasted guidelines for tourists as per the instructions issued by the Ministry of Health.

According to SLTDA, there is no minimum number of days is required for a stay and there will be no restrictive quarantine required for tourists.

It added tourists may visit up to 14 approved tourist sites under the safety of a bio-bubble while tourists must stay at a certified ‘Safe and Secure’ Level 1 hotel for up to 14 days of their stay.

The guidelines also detailed the pay for PCR Tests where 40 USD per PCR test will be charged depending on the number of days of the stay) when applying for a visa online and for insurance (12 USD) with one month’s cover of 50,000 USD.

It added, currently, no exceptions would be made for vaccinations taken; all safety protocols should be adhered to regardless.

Technical preparation details for the opening of the airports.

  • Tourists may arrive through Charter Flights, Scheduled Flights or Private Jets, at both Katunayake and Mattala Airports.
  • Special arrangements for the crew would be agreed upon in advance by the Civil Aviation and Airport
    Aviation Authority, according to the current health guidelines in place.
  • The arrival of tourists would be decided by the testing capacity of the private laboratories as determined by the Ministry of Health and Minister of Tourism jointly.
  • Dual Citizens, spouses of foreign nationals and paid commercial passengers with foreign passports are allowed, following adherence to the guidelines and protocols in place.
  • All flights bringing in tourists are required to consult the Civil Aviation Authority on the health protocols that need to be adhered to.
  • Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) will inform the details of arrivals to the Ministry of Health via the following emails and the local area Medical Officer prior to the arrival of the respective flights.

    Access the official document here:



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