Reopening with Bubbles!
Sri Lanka is opening its borders for international tourism on 21 January.
Sri Lanka will adopt less strict procedures on foreign travellers but will try to ensure that they remain within ‘bubbles’ to prevent the risk of contagion. The country will not enforce minimum stays or strict quarantine requirements on foreign travellers.
Foreigners will be able to obtain 3-month visas online. 131 hotels have already been certified as being safe and 36 have been certified as safe tier level 1.
The tourism development authority has arranged 14 designated sites that tourists can travel to, inclusive of popular destinations such as Sinharaja, Yala, and Whale Watching. More activities can be arranged with prior notice to isolate the local community from the travellers.