A SAFE & SECURE LEVEL 1 CERTIFIED BEACH HOTEL IN SRI LANKA 

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Dear Guests,

In the worldwide comparison, Sri Lanka has done a great job in managing the Covid-19 outbreak and is OPEN TO THE WORLD! On the 21st of January this year, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority decided to re-open again for international tourism. We are therefore welcoming you again to Elements Resort, a Safe & Secure Level 1 certified beach and nature haven on Sri Lanka’s North West coast.

Located on a 22 acres beach front property, Elements feels like a "paradise-bubble" with much space and freedom to move around and we believe that this is what you are currently looking for: a safe and beautiful environment where you can forget about all the hassle out there. We have been awarded with the Safe & Secure Level 1 certificate by the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority early this year. This means that you and your family are very safe and well protected. 

There is NO minimum stay required for your Sri Lanka holiday. Depending on whether you are vaccinated or not a different set of rules apply to you. You are allowed to change hotels and in any case you can visit "safe & secure" Tourist-Sites and attractions. You are free to engage in all the outdoor activities at Elements and Kitecenter Sri Lanka, namely Kitesurfing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Scuba Diving (until mid of May) and swimming in our nature pool are all possible.  

NOT  VACCINATED

If you are not yet vaccinated, your required to remain the initial 14nights of your journey within the Bio Safe Bubble (Safe & Secure Level 1 Hotels and activities). 

Before travelling you need to complete the following few steps:

  1. ​Visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk  and you will be guided through the entire visa application process. Here you can make the PCR and Covid insurance payment. At the end of the process you will obtain your ETA reference number which allows you to observe the visa approval stage.

  2. Take your pre-departure PCR test 72 hours prior embarkation. Test result must be negative.

  3. The Health Declaration form you will receive onboard your flight to Sri Lanka. Fill it out in flight and hand it over to the officer.  

​VACCINATED

If you are travelling 14 days of more after having obtained your 2nd vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travellers just require the following: 

  1. ​Visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk  and you will be guided through the entire visa application process. At the end of the process you will obtain your ETA reference number which allows you to observe the visa approval stage.

  2. Take your pre-departure PCR test 72 hours prior embarkation. Test result must be negative.

  3. Bring your Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate. (If not in English, you require an official English translation of it).

  4. The Health Declaration form you will receive onboard your flight to Sri Lanka. Fill it out in flight and hand it over to the officer. 

We organize everything that will be needed after your arrival in Sri Lanka (PCR testing, COVID-certified transport, COVID19-insurance).

For Non-vaccinated travelers Elements will arrange your airport transfer with a “Safe & Secure” certified driver. This is a requirement by the Sri Lankan authorities. ​

Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to take any COVID test upon their arrival in Sri Lanka.

 

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to do their on arrival PCR upon their arrival at the hotel. You will then be asked to stay in your private villa until your PCR result is received. This normally takes 12-16hrs. During this time you will be provided with room service. Once your negative PCR report is received you are free to enjoy all the Elements’ amenities and activities within our 22 acres private beach front property. You may do kitesurfing, use the pool, lounge, do beach walks, kayaking, SUP, dolphin watching and even scuba diving can be arranged in season.

After 14 days in the bio Safe Bubble, non vaccinated travelers are required to take an EXIT PCR. Thereafter they can start travelling around freely.   

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.

  1. Elements is certified by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority as a “Safe & Secure” Level-1 beach hotel in Sri Lanka. To achieve this certificate, Elements has been screened through a series of audits conducted by KPMG, an internationally reputed audit firm

  2. We have implemented strict protocols in response to COVID-19 as stipulated by SLTDA

  3. All our staff undergoes regular PCR tests

  4. 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.

 

You may cancel up to 24 hours prior to arrival completely free of charge

In case of a "No-Show", we will charge you for the first night only. Same if you cancel a previously confirmed booking with us after your arrival.

We are doing our best to support all guests and our loyal repeating guests during this challenging time.

You find all the relevant information on the official website of Sri Lanka Tourism.

 

Alternatively you may also contact our Operations Manager Samith on reservations@elements-resort.com  

Whatsapp +94 770 066 468. He will be happy to help you with any information you need. 

 

We are extremely happy that Elements Beach & Nature Resort made it through this crisis and see ourselves as part of the national effort to revive tourism in Sri Lanka again. We are determined to maintain the Covid-19 related safety protocols, as set out by the Ministry of Health and the SLTDA. Being registered as a Level 1 Safe and Secure Beach Hotel in Sri Lanka gives us all hope for the future. We are grateful to our amazing team who worked hard to get this Safe & Secure Level 1 certificate which means that, after a long period of 11 months, we can finally welcome again international tourists and re-patriates but are unable to accept domestic bookings for the time being. 

 

Being certified as a Safe & Secure Level 1 beach hotel in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority means that the entire operation of Elements Beach & Nature Resort 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,

The Elements Management