Sri Lanka expects a large flow of vaccinated Russian tourists
The Tourism Development Authority of Sri Lanka reminded tourists the new conditions for entering the country.
Thus, travelers vaccinated with the Russian drug "Sputnik V" are exempt from mandatory quarantine. To do this, they must provide a certificate of completion of the full course of vaccination against coronavirus, as well as a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19, made no earlier than 72 hours before departure. Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, tourists also must pass PCR tests at certified hotels. After that, they have the right to move freely around the country.
Children under 18 years old traveling with their parents can enter to the Republic without confirmation of vaccination. If travelers want to stay on the island for more than 10 days, they will need to take a second PCR test.
Russian tourists now have the opportunity to fly directly to the island. Last month, national carrier SriLankan Airlines began operating weekly flights from Moscow to Colombo. In addition, the company launched a “two-ticket-for-one” campaign, which could provide an additional incentive for tourists to visit the country.
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Chairwoman Kimarli Fernando is confident that the country has every chance to become one of the most popular island destinations this season.