Due to the effect of COVID-19 on the tourism industry, the annual renewal of the guide license fee for the year 2021 will be waived for all tour guides.
1. As a relief measure, the annual fee for guide licenses of all four categories – National, Chauffeur, Area and Site Guides will be waived for the year 2021.
2. This is only valid for guides who have renewed their license until at least the year 2019. Guides who have not renewed their license for over a year can avail of the relief measure by paying the previous years’ fees.
3. The decision to extend this relief measure any further will be reviewed in 2021. Source : https://www.lankabusinessonline.com/category/industry/tourism/