The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closing
Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s action Thursday is seen as an effort to revive the island nation’s tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the pandemic. Tourism accounts for about 5% of Sri Lanka’s economy and before the pandemic employed 250,000 people directly and up to 3 million indirectly.
Argentina Won’t Reopen To Flights On September 1st As Expected
In April, the Argentinian government proposed to ban all commercial domestic and international flights through to September 1st as a result of the global health crisis. However, to the frustration of many, the country’s Minister of Transport, Mario Meoni, has now shut down the possibility of even domestic flights resuming on this date.
SOUTH AFRICA OFFICIALLY REOPENING BORDERS FOR TOURISM OCTOBER 1
The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the country will officially reopen borders for tourism on October 1, 2020. South Africa’s reopening news will include both inbound and outbound tourism, allowing nationals to travel abroad and tourists to enter once again.