Everything is in flux and so is for us!
In the worldwide comparison, Sri Lanka has done a great job in managing the Covid-19 outbreak so far is OPEN AGAIN TO THE WORLD! On the 21st of January this year, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority decided to re-open again for international tourism. After a very difficult year, we are excited to welcoming our guest again at our Safe & Secure Level 1 certified surf & yoga retreat and nature haven on Sri Lanka’s South coast.
Having been awarded with the Safe & Secure Level 1 certificate by the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority means that our team is well trained in COVID-19 health procedures to ensure that you, your family and the surrounding community are all well protected.
There is NO minimum stay required for your Sri Lanka holiday. However, for your first 14 days, you are obliged to stay in a Safe & Secure Level 1 certified Hotel. You are allowed to change hotels though and selected Tourist-Sites and attractions can be visited with the necessary precautions. You are free to engage in any outdoor activities at our retreat once the negative PCR-test result of your first test is received (usually within 36 hours).
Being certified as a Safe & Secure Level 1 nature hotel in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority means that the entire operation of us has been thoroughly evaluated by a government appointed and internationally recognized audit firm. We have implemented all necessary safety protocols and procedures and required staff trainings.
Sri Lanka is one of 30 leading travel destinations which received the Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel & Tourism Council and is now welcoming international leisure travelers again.
Looking forward to welcoming you soon,
Bed & Breakfast double / single AC room : USD 36 per night per room
PCR test : USD 40 per person
Insurance : USD 12 per person
Airport transfer : USD 75 from Colombo / USD 55 from Mattala
13 nights / 14 days Quarantine package,
Single room : USD 635
Double room : USD 750
SLTDA Registered name : Ulugedara Villa
SLTDA registration number : SLTDA/SQA/PRO/BUN/2020/0132
If you are not vaccinated against COVID19, your required time in the Bio Safe Bubble (Safe & Secure Level 1 Hotel) is 14 nights.
Before travelling you need to complete the following few steps:
Confirm your stay in Sri Lanka with a “Safe & Secure Level1 Hotel” in this case Ulugedara Villa (Surf & Yoga, Mirissa). Get in touch with us by email and we will lead you through the process know step by step.
Apply for your tourist visa (E.T.A.) online before travelling!
Arrange payment to Sri Lanka Tourism for the mandatory PCR tests and Covid insurance – will send you their bank details by email.
cost for PCR tests are USD 40 each. 1st test upon arrival at the hotel, 2nd test required if staying more than 5 days in Sri Lanka. Test will be taken at the hotel, prior to your departure or between day 11 to day 14. No initial PCR required for children below 12 years – but exit PCR is mandatory for all guest above 2 years of age.
COVID-19 Insurance cover is USD 12 per person. It covers you for 1 month with max to USD 50,000
Take your PCR test 96 hours prior embarkation (Or a Rapid Antigen Test 48 hrs prior to embarkation). Test result must be negative.
The Health Declaration form you will receive onboard your flight to Sri Lanka. Just fill it out in flight and hand it over to the officer.
We will arrange your airport transfer with a “Safe & Secure” certified driver. This is a requirement by the Sri Lankan authorities.
Your first PCR test will be taken at our camp itself.
Between day 5 and day 7 you will have to take your second PCR test. At the end of your 2 weeks stay you are required to take your final PCR test upon which you are free to move around Sri Lanka without any restrictions. All the testing is organized by us, depending on the length of your stay with Elements.
If your PCR test is positive, but you are asymptomatic: You can still stay with us but you won’t be able to visit the restaurant or interact with other guests or staff. We will deliver food and beverages to your room. We will call a reputed doctor and will provide you with all the necessary care and keep the Ministry of Health informed about your progress.
If your PCR test is positive and you are symptomatic: You will be transferred to a Ministry of Health approved private hospital to get the necessary care. The insurance policy above will cover all related expenses.
Ulugedara is certified by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority as a “Safe & Secure” Level-1 hotel in Sri Lanka. To achieve this certificate, we have been screened through a series of audits conducted by the internationally certified audit firm.
We have implemented strict protocols in response to COVID-19 as stipulated by SLTDA
All our staff undergoes regular PCR tests
All staff is continually trained along the latest COVID-19 based health & safety protocols
We understand your need for flexibility when planning your travel so we have created a special cancellation policy to cater to your need. We aim to stay as flexible as possible and until further notice we are offering a revised cancellation policy. This means that guests can re-schedule without restrictions for a later date.
In case of a “No-Show”, we will charge you for the first night only.
We are doing our best to support all guests and our loyal repeating guests during this challenging time.
With our 14 days / 13 nights package, it includes private AC single / double room with breakfast + 2 PCR tests + Covid 19 insurance + Transfer from the airport.
For lunch and dinners, we have tied up with excellent delivery services in the vicinity to provide you with high quality food.