Sri Lanka is set to reopen its airports for international travellers from January 21, 2021.

Tourism minister of Sri Lanka, Prasanna Ranatunga said that strict health guidelines have been put in place across its airports for tourists.

“There are nearly three million people in our country who are directly or indirectly dependent on the tourism industry.

“Keeping this in mind, I announced that the airports will officially reopen on January 21 for tourists,” he said.

Health guidelines for tourists:

  • Arrivals 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.
  • Mandatory to pay for two PCR tests if the visit is up to seven days or three PCR tests if the visit is for more than seven days.
  • Travellers should have Covid-19 insurance cover for a period of one month.
  • Pre-confirmed hotel booking is mandatory for the first 14 days in one or more certified safe and secure (Level 1) hotel.

For detailed health guidelines, check Kimarli Fernando, chairman Sri Lanka Tourism (SLTDA), post.