Two weeks prior to arrival date travellers are expected to receive both vaccine doses for COVID-19  Still need to spend 24 hours at a Safe and Secure (Tier 1) hotel until a negative on-arrival PCR result produced Sri Lanka has further eased restrictions for tourists by allowing quarantine-free entry forContinue Reading

Mrs. Kimarli Fernando, Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Lures Digital Nomads Sri Lanka was recently recognised as one of the top destinations for Digital Nomads, emerging second in Club Med’s index of the best places and countries around the world to become a Digital Nomad. Club Med collected and assessed data in line with theContinue Reading

Plans being drawn up to develop Sigiriya as the first Sustainable Destination and draft in relation to this to be shared with the Central Cultural Fund  Yala Palatupana Tourism Zone is scheduled to be upgraded as a Protected Conservancy Area, given the high level of biodiversity  The COVID-19 global pandemicContinue Reading

Under a new set of health guidelines, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has proposed to allow Registered Restaurants and Hotels to operate restaurants, eating houses and bars at 25% of total capacity. To rebuild confidence in the global travelers that Sri Lanka is a safe destination, in a letterContinue Reading

Initiative to encourage the international business community to explore the untapped business opportunities in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Tourism will be one of the key sectors highlighted at the upcoming Sri Lanka Investment Forum (SLIF) 2021, the first and largest virtual investor forum in the region scheduled to be heldContinue Reading

Regardless of disruptions caused by the prevailing pandemic, foreign investors had come forward to invest in 54 new tourism projects in Sri Lanka in 2020 worth about $ 879.4 million, Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga revealed yesterday (27). Out of this, 29 projects worth $ 188.4 million have been reportedlyContinue Reading

The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during March 2021 was 4,581. In comparison to March last year (2020), there was a decline of 93.6% when the arrivals were 71,370. As at 31stMarch 2021, 9,629 of tourists has visited Sri Lanka for this year. It is aContinue Reading

Sri Lanka will build South Asia’s first Disneyland in the proposed Bopitiya leisure Park which will be created by Korea Cavitation Co. a company with Investments from Malaysia and Korea. President of Korea Cavitation Co. Baekgeum Kim and the representative of Sri Lanka Dr. Parimala Rajo Isa Michael said thatContinue Reading