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.
India may open up for tourists from ‘Covid-free’ nations soon
India could soon reopen its doors to foreign tourists from countries where the Covid situation is under control, by following all required health protocol. Government officials on Thursday said inter-ministerial talks are on for a “calibrated resumption of tourist visas on a country-specific basis”. Owing to Covid, India had in last March suspended most visas issued to foreigners. Later, it allowed foreigners with certain visa types — except tourist — to travel here.
EGYPT COVID-19 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: NEW UPDATES FOR TRAVELERS
Egypt has announced new COVID-19 entry requirements that all travelers will need to follow when entering the country. Due to a recent surge of infections, Egypt is adding new testing requirements to ensure the safety of its people and visitors to the country.