A beautiful island awaits UK travelers to treats with warm hospitality!

Great news for travelers from the UK! Sri Lanka will finally be removed from the UK’s red list on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, said the UK’s Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps. “The purpose is to make it easier to travel without the bureaucracy, without so many tests, and with a greater level of certainty now that we’ve got so many people vaccinated,” he said. While on the Red List, Sri Lankans were barred from entering the UK, and foreigners who had a travel history to Sri Lanka in the last 10 days were also not permitted to enter the UK. With this new change, Sri Lanka will be moved to the Amber List along with eight other countries such as Bangladesh, Maldives, and Pakistan. According to the BBC, Wales also announced that they will follow England by removing Sri Lanka from their ‘Red List. From Monday, 04th October 2021, UKs amber and the green list will be merged, allowing fully vaccinated travelers to avoid a PCR test before returning to England from any of those countries.

They only need one PCR test to be taken two days after arrival, which will soon be replaced by a cheaper lateral flow testing technique. This simplification of the international travel traffic light system in the UK keeps global public health in mind, with the UK highlighting that more than 8 out of 10 adults are vaccinated. This is great news for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry as well which has been taking steps to recover after the pandemic initially hit the world. Over the last few months, the Government of Sri Lanka has been striving hard to vaccinate the eligible population, thereby creating a safe environment for travelers from across the world. As of today, the country has successfully vaccinated 50% of its total population and over 90% of citizens above the age of 30.

 

Walk Lanka Holidays is looking forward to creating customized holiday itineraries for travelers, keeping in mind Covid-19 protocols and ensuring a safe environment for holiday-ers from across the world. Our travel consultants will carefully plan your holiday requirements and curate a tailor-made package based on your preferred destinations in Sri Lanka.

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