Sri Lanka Tourism presents this document which provides the tourism operational guidelines to be followed by the stakeholders in all areas of tourism. The Sri Lanka Tourism, in line with the guidance received from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and World
Health Organization (WHO), have ensured the right measures are adopted to minimize chances of re-entry and/or spreading of the COVID-19 virus within the country and to implement them in a way that avoids unnecessary inconvenience to tourists and industry stakeholders. In developing this guideline, the Sri Lanka Tourism also obtained valuable inputs and feedback from all relevant tourism stakeholders, associations and individuals. The guideline provides the road map with key criteria and steps for ‘Safe and Secure’restoration of tourism activities amidst the presence of COVID-19. The guide line and the procedures here in are intended to enhance cleanliness and hygiene practices of tourism related venues, services and individuals, where physical distancing, viral infection prevention and controls were considered as key elements in developing the
required health protocols.
The execution of the guideline will be carried out by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) with the cooperation, support and involvement of all tourism stakeholders and other development partners. Further, the SLTDA intends to obtain the services of a reputed independent professional body to assess the Tourism for compliance with the guideline requirements.