TikaWeeks #39-1/2021: Sri Lanka & Maldives update

Posted by John on 29th September 2021

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Great news! As of yesterday (28 September 2021), the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) no longer advises against all but essential travel to either Sri Lanka or Maldives. This comes hot on the heels of the news that, from 04 October 2021, fully vaccinated travellers will only have to take a COVID-19 test within 2 days of returning from Sri Lanka or Maldives, and the relaxing of travel restrictions in Sri Lanka for fully vaccinated visitors, which allows them to travel freely around the island. This paves the way for tourism to start in earnest once again.

A 6-week nationwide lockdown imposed in Sri Lanka will end on 01 October 2021. After this date, fully vaccinated foreign visitors will be free to travel around the country following confirmation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test on arrival. Only ‘Safe & Secure’ Certified Level 1 hotels will be off limits since this class of hotel is within the bio-secure ‘bubble’ dedicated to unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers. Obviously, local health protocols still must be followed. For more information, please visit Sri Lanka Tourism.

Categories: Maldives, News, Sri Lanka, Travel tips

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