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Limited number of foreign tourists will be allowed here shortly - Prasanna

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said that only a limited number of small groups of foreign tourists will be allowed to arrive in the country after re-opening the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.

He said that necessary guidelines to bring in international tourists in small groups have been formulated.

The Minister held a discussion with Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka, Omar Abdul Razzak at the Ministry yesterday. They discussed the further steps to be taken to develop the tourist sectors between two countries and upcoming challenges in this regard.

The Minister said =the BIA and MRIA will be opened for the international tourists shortly. The recommendations for the reopening of airports have already been submitted for the Cabinet and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Minister said.