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No On-Arrival Testing in Sri Lanka for Tourists – Applies to All Regardless of Vaccine Status

Due to its effective handling of COVID-19 and to encourage more tourists, Sri Lanka has done away with on-arrival testing for all inbound travellers. Previously,…

Sri Lanka Updates Entry Protocols for Tourists – Quarantine-free Holidays for All

Following the reopening of its borders, Sri Lanka has been continually updating its entry requirements for tourists with restrictions easing. Amongst these was a key…

Cambodia and Sri Lanka Sign MoU on Tourism – A Move to Encourage More Travellers

In May this year, Cambodia and Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate tourism cooperation between each other. It was signed by the…

Sri Lanka Strives to Become the Asian Destination of Tourists

During his visit to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority on the 24th of March 2022, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that Sri Lanka should brace itself…

Sri Lanka reopens its oldest airport after 54 Years

The Ratmalana Airport was the country’s very first airport, however, for years it has been operating only as a domestic airport. This year, it was…

Surfing in Sri Lanka in the Spotlight – Idyllic Locales & Year-Round Surfing on Offer

As highlighted on the Sunday Observer news website in March and April this year, surfing in Sri Lanka has come a long way in this…

Sri Lanka Safe for Foreign Travellers

As reported on the EconomyNext news website on 15th March this year, the United Kingdom issued a travel advisory (7th March 2022) for its citizens…

SLTDA Urged to Reconsider New Tourism Draft Bill

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) was urged by the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka as well as the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound…

Russian Invasion and Aeroflot’s Halt of Flights Creates an Adverse Impact on Sri Lankan Tourism

The Russian national carrier, Aeroflot halted its international flights from the 8th of March 2022, following the invasion of Ukraine. This resulted in a significant drop…

Can Spiritual Tourism in Sri Lanka Be Uplifted?

Spirituality plays a significant role in promoting tourism in many countries, including Sri Lanka. As a large number of tourists embark on pilgrimages, meditation and…