Each time the human race rallies in the face of adversity; we have attested our resourcefulness, our valour and, most of all, the aptitude to showcase the empathy that defines our humanity.
Sri Lanka has had a lockdown in March 24, a week after the first local victim of the pandemic was reported, which was key in controlling the community spread. An infection rate of approx. 97105 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 620 deaths in a population of over 21 million are comparatively very positive and amongst the lowest figures reported worldwide.
At present, the Government has relaxed the curfew as a means to revive the economic activities after the long layoff. The Public & Private Sector Companies were encouraged to re-open their offices with strict guidelines & regulations that are constantly monitored.
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has finalized a set of new protocols and procedures to do with ultimate guest safety to safeguard against COVID-19 for hotels, DMC`s and other partners, which will be implemented and standardized across the Sri Lankan tourism industry as a means of reassurance to future potential guests.
Sri Lanka is renowned for its Ayurveda treatments and healthy style of living. Most Sri Lankans consume Coriander & Tumeric water for the strengthening of immunity and we wish to introduce you to our traditional practices and are more than happy to share with the rest of the world. We also hope to welcome very soon “Longer” staying guests who would like to stay much longer than the traditional two week holiday and engage with and stay in some of our Wellness and Ayurveda Resorts and partake in the preventive and curative Ayurveda Treatments.
We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thoughts to those who have been affected. The spread of COVID-19 has yet again tested our resilience and the swiftly shifting situation has affected people, businesses, and economies everywhere. Though at present it is difficult not to be overwhelmed with impact on such a colossal scale, our thoughts go out to all those affected, whether in terms of health or their daily income.
This international health catastrophe has struck everyone immensely, therefore, we want to make certain your imminent travel plans are safe and assure you that we are dedicated to assisting our travellers in the best way that we can.
- Health & Safety Etiquettes for Tour Operators and Travel Agents
As we open our doors to the world again; let’s make sure our paradise island is as safe and secure as it can be for our visitors. It is our responsibility to take good care of them while ensuring that they have a great time in Sri Lanka. We are also responsible to our local communities and to our own families; so we should take good care.
- Guidelines of Tourism Services with Health Protocols
Sri Lanka Tourism Guidelines For Safe, Secure & Progressive Resumption of Tourism Services with Health Protocols. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has released a road map with key criteria and steps for ‘Safe and Secure’ restoration of tourism activities amidst the presence of COVID-19.
- SLTDA issues ‘Safe and Secure’ compliance certification to over 60 hotels
As per the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), 63 hotels accounting for 6,187 rooms have received ‘Safe and Secure’ compliance certification to resume operations post-COVID-19.
New guidelines in the offing to welcome tourists from 1 Jan.
The Health Ministry’s COVID-19 Clinical Management Expert Committee in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism has prepared all-inclusive guidelines to resume tourism gradually.
Sri Lanka added to travel corridor list
Travelers returning to England from Israel and Sri Lanka will no longer need to quarantine from 23rd November 2020.
Sri Lanka receives Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel & Tourism Council
Sri Lanka has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travellers.