Travel bubble gets President’s approval

Travel bubble gets President’s approval

The proposed travel bubble to reopen Sri Lanka for foreign tourists has received the approval from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Minister said that a travel bubble has been proposed on the advice of health authorities.

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said that the health authorities have advised that Sri Lanka allow foreign tourists into the country by implementing a travel bubble.

The committee is also expected to discuss its proposals with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Health Authorities. The Tourism Ministry has proposed to convert at least one hotel into a quarantine centre in every city open for tourists to be prepared to face any possibility.

It is required for foreign tourists to stay a minimum of 14 days in the country.

All foreign tourists will need to undergo PCR tests upon arrival and 7 days after arriving in the country, while they will also be required to have evidence of a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival.

The Mattala International Airport (MRIA) is to be exclusively used for repatriation flights, with priority being given for Sri Lankan citizens.

as well. It will be mandatory that all international visitors have evidence of a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival. All tourists will be required to stay a minimum of 14 days in the country.

The Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will be reopened in a phased-out manner, with no more than 300 arrivals per day in total as the first phase.