Sri Lanka Tourism to release final COVID-19 operational guidelines this week

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Sri Lanka Tourism yesterday said guidelines and necessary precautionary measures for all stakeholders to adopt in ensuring safety of international travellers have now been finalised and will be realised to the industry this week.

“The final draft of guidelines developed by the health authorities, proposals submitted by tourism industry and revival plan to boost industry post COVID-19 are now ready and will be circulated among all stakeholders this week,” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando told the Daily FT. 

She said all major tourist attractions are also required to have a COVID-19 health and safety protocol as per the guideline. Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority will conduct spot audits to ensure compliance.

Fernando said the guidelines will soon be available on the Sri Lanka Tourism website ( and updated periodically to reflect latest global best practices and risk levels.

The Chairperson also emphasised that Sri Lanka has been highly successful in its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 and has proven that the country is not just the world’s number one travel destination, but also a destination with an excellent healthcare system. 


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