180 tourists from Ukraine arrived in Sri Lanka, as the first visitors to the country after the airports were opened for inbound travel.
Shehan Sumanasekara the Director of Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd said that the special charter flight arrived at the Mattala International Airport shortly after 02:00 PM on Monday (28th Dec). These tourists are the 1st to arrive in Sri Lanka as part of the government’s pilot project to fascinate visitors to the country and all the tourists will move to hotels in Bentota and Koggala.
Shehan Sumanasekara the Director of Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd said the tourists will be accommodated in those hotels for a week and several PCR tests will be carried out as well and based on the results of the PCR tests, the tourists will be allowed to visit selected locations in the country.
Based on the project’s success rate, all airports are to be widely opened for tourist arrivals.