Sri Lanka reopens borders – Direct flights SL to Maldives from Feb 13th

Sri Lankan Airlines to reopen direct flights to Maldives | Photo: EconomyNext

Malé, Maldives — Tourism Minister of Maldives, Abdullah Mausoom congratulates Sri Lanka on reopening their international borders for tourists.

The International borders of Sri Lanka were opened 21 January 2021. Minister Mausoom tweeted to congratulate Sri Lanka on the reopening of their borders and mentioned that it will help boost dual destinations and regional tourism.

Tourists need a negative PCR test conducted 96 hours before entering the country. A second PCR test will be done at arrival; pre-purchased by the guest upon application of their visa which must be applied for online.

Sri Lanka has created a “bio bubble” concept to battle Covid-19, which isolate tourists to their specific resorts or hotels and no contact with locals unless it is hotel staff for the first 14 days of their arrival.

The Sri Lankan government informed that once 14 days are completed, the tourists will be given permission to interact with the community and move to another destination or lodging of their choice if their Covid-19 tests come out negative.

Further information on travel requirements can be obtained here.