Writer : Suryuakant Mahalik
From January 1, to enter Sri Lanka, you must fill out an online health declaration.
From January 1, 2022, Sri Lanka will change the rules of entry for foreign tourists – before leaving the country, you must fill out the online Health Declaration Form. This was reported on the website of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) .
So, in the form you need to enter information about the passenger, a scan of the passport, a negative result of a PCR test not older than 72 hours and a certificate of vaccination, if any. After filling in, you will receive a QR code by e-mail, which must be presented at check-in for the flight. Currently, the declaration can be completed both on board the aircraft and at Colombo airport upon arrival.
In addition, the authorities have relaxed the entry procedure for children. If now all persons over two years old must undergo compulsory PCR testing, then from January 1 this rule will apply to children over 12 years old.
However, experts of the tour operator “Russian Express” noted that this will not affect the increase in demand among travelers. “For many tourists, the condition for passing the PCR test for the child was not a decisive factor in deciding whether to travel to Sri Lanka,” they said.
Earlier in November, experts from the tourism industry named the optimal cost of travel to Sri Lanka during the New Year holidays. A tour to Hikkaduwa with accommodation in a three-star hotel on the first coastline and departure on December 29 will cost 90.8 thousand rubles for nine nights. Tours with accommodation in a four-star hotel will cost more – from 112.9 thousand rubles for two.