Sri Lanka introduces the “bio bubble”
While all destinations puzzle over how to weigh-up whether to keep borders closed, quarantine, or open up to limited visits, Sri Lanka has come up with an alternative solution.
This novel concept, launched on 21 January, allows tourists to travel the country in “bio bubbles,” or roving semi-isolated groups that let travellers sightsee without mixing with the local population. And after two weeks, the visitors are free to roam at will.
According to Kimarli Fernando – Chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism, German tourists are keen to return to the island state: “12% of the arrivals since 21st January to date has been recorded from Germany and we have seen a special interest towards wellness and Ayurveda.”
Photo: Ms Kimarli Fernando – Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism