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10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka after International Borders Open

The year 2020 brought along many changes. And one of the biggest changes due to the spread of the pandemic was the ban on travel. You may have been looking forward to go on some trips at the beginning of the year but had to experience the heartbreak of cancelling your holiday plans. Or you may be frustrated by the lack of adventure and travel you have experienced through lockdown and are looking for a getaway. Either way, you have come to the right place. Travel abroad seems to be quite a tricky topic, as the safety of the people and country cannot be compromised. However, you can be assured that when the borders are open, it will be after taking into consideration the health and safety regulations. So now that you can start planning your trip, the big question is ‘where to?’ And we have got a great suggestion for you, Sri Lanka! No matter what you are looking for this beautiful island which is given the nickname ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ has it. Here are 10 reasons as to why you should visit Sri Lanka.

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One of The Safest Countries

One of The Safest Countries

Sri Lanka’s approach to flatten the curve has been very commendable. At the middle of March, when a couple of people were tested positive, the country immediately went into a strict lockdown. The lockdown coupled with the hard work of the healthcare workers helped curb the spread of COVID. Sri Lanka is ranked as one of the lowest countries for the number of cases and deaths, ranking well below the global average.
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Continues to prioritize safety

Continues to prioritize safety

Even though Sri Lanka has controlled the spread so far, the country continues to enforce strict health regulations in order to do everything in its power to prevent an outbreak. Therefore once borders are open, tourists will undergo health checks, all hotels and resorts will be given approval by the Ministry of Health and distancing measures will continue to be practised.
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Cost beneficial

Cost beneficial

The last couple of months may have been quite taxing on your wallet. But that is no reason for you to forfeit that trip you have been longing for. Luckily for you, Sri Lanka, compared to most other tourist countries is quite cheap. Regardless of how long you stay in the country and what you decide to do, Sri Lanka guarantees an experience that is worth your money.
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Beach

Beach

Need we say more? What can be more therapeutic than a long walk on the beach, allowing your feet to sink in the warm sand, while you sip your favorite drink and enjoy the beautiful sunset? This might be your ultimate getaway, and the island of Sri Lanka is full of such experiences.
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Great hotels

Great hotels

Sri Lanka is a home to many hotels and resorts of various degrees of luxury which includes many different features. Beach hotels like Citrus Hotel Waskaduwa are a fan favorite as they allow the guest to enjoy the view of the sea from their bedroom. There are hotels and resorts even nestled in the mountains.

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The Central Highlands

The Central Highlands

Speaking of mountains, for all of you who are interested in spending your holiday in a cooler climate or working up a sweat mountain hiking, Sri Lanka has many mountains that could be your playground. The view that you will be able to witness from the mountain top, is guaranteed to be a jaw-dropping sight.
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Friendly people

Friendly people

Sri Lanka is known for and prides itself on the virtue of being one of the friendliest countries in the world. Recently Sri Lankans were recognized for the hospitality that they showed some tourists who were stuck in the country due to the travel ban. So if you are worried about not knowing the language, getting lost or anything else, you can just stop someone on the road and be guaranteed that they will help you out the best way they can.
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Culture and history

Culture and history

If you are looking for a trip that will be relaxing, rejuvenating and intellectually stimulating, Sri Lanka’s rich culture and history will provide it. Learning about the past of this island in the Indian Ocean that is usually unnoticed, can be quite interesting. You will return home with more awareness as you were exposed to and experienced something not many would.
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Lend a hand

Sri Lanka’s major source of revenue is through tourism. Therefore the travel ban had a drastic impact on the economy of this small island. Visiting this country and contributing to its economy while you enjoy the hospitality and beauty of what Sri Lanka has to offer will be a mutually benefitting vacation.

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Home away from home

The people, culture, climate and food in Sri Lanka may be very different from what you are usually accustomed to. But, the atmosphere in Sri Lanka coupled with the hospitality of the people, will make you feel right at home. Sri Lanka strives to bring you the comfort of your home fused with the richness of the Sri Lankan culture.