According to top tourism officials, the country expects around 50,000 – 70,000 arrivals per month with over $500 million in revenue for the financial year ending in March 2022.
Experts are confident that the arrival estimates can be achieved as the government recently relaxed its Co-vid 19 restrictions at the Bandaranaike International Airport and the country at large. Tourists who had to pay around $40 for a PCR test will no longer need to submit for an examination at the BIA if they receive a negative PCR test from the point of embarkation.
With Sri Lanka’s peak tourism season falling within October – March, officials are confident that the industry can begin the recovery process. Co-vid 19 significantly impacted Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, essentially grinding it to a halt. The first eight months of 2021 saw a revenue of only $32.8 million compared to the previous year’s $681.9 million for the same time frame.
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