Sri Lanka Announces to Open Borders for Indian Tourists

PUBLISHED August 24, 2021

The Government of Sri Lanka has announced to extend permission for Indian tourists to visit the country starting next week. 

According to the Tourism Ministry of Sri Lanka, the welcoming procedure will be under strict guidelines with precautionary measures implemented in airport and with its personnel.  

Speaking to Sunday Times, a Tourism Ministry official said that Sri Lanka made the decision to open borders to Indian nationals in its effort to revive the hard-hit tourism industry. This is a big step towards recovery as India remained as a top source market to Sri Lanka prior to pandemic.  

SriLankan Airlines and other international airlines are currently at the ready to start off operations to India, upon approval from the Government.  

Indian tourists who hold bookings to stay in hotels registered as three-star or above will be permitted to visit the country.  

With the new variant spreads, India has been severely affected during the pandemic and currently around 25,000 COVID-19 cases continue to emerge daily. However, the government of India is putting its outmost effort to curb the spread with strict measures.  


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