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 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 beach hotel 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 but beautiful environment where you can forget about all the hassle out there. 

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 (7 nights in case you are already vaccinated), you are obliged to stay in a Save & 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 Elements and Kitecenter Sri Lanka once the negative PCR-test result of your first test is received (usually within 36 hours). Kitesurfing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Scuba Diving (until mid of May) and swimming in our nature pool are all possible.  

NOT YET VACCINATED

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:

  1. Confirm your stay in Sri Lanka with a "Safe & Secure Level1 Hotel" in this case Elements Beach & Nature Resort. Get in touch with us by email and we will lead you through the process know step by step. 

  2. Apply for your tourist visa (E.T.A.) online before travelling! 

  3. 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 

  4. Take your PCR test 96 hours prior embarkation (Or a Rapid Antigen Test 48 hrs prior to embarkation). Test result must be negative.

  5. 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.  

​IF YOU ARE VACCINATED

If you are travelling 14 days of more after having obtained your 2nd vaccine, your required time in the Bio Safe Bubble (Safe & Secure Level 1 Hotel) is reduced to 1 night until you have received your negative PCR result.  

Before travelling you need to complete the following few steps: 

  1. Confirm your stay in Sri Lanka with a "Safe & Secure Level1 Hotel" in this case Elements Beach & Nature Resort. Get in touch with us by email and we will lead you through the process know step by step. 

  2. Arrange payment to Sri Lanka Tourism for the mandatory PCR tests and Covid insurance -  We will send you their bank details by email.

    • cost for PCR tests are USD 40. Children below 2 years do not require a PCR test. 

    • COVID-19 Insurance cover is USD 12 per person. It covers you for 1 month with max to USD 50,000 

  3. Apply for your tourist visa (E.T.A.) online  - before travelling! 

  4. 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.  

  5. You must bring your Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate. (If not in english, you require an official english translation of it).

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

  1. Elements will arrange your airport transfer with a “Safe & Secure” certified driver. This is a requirement by the Sri Lankan authorities. 

  2. Your PCR test will be taken at Elements itself. for the first 48 hrs you may move around freely, eat in our beach restaurant and enjoy the beach. Once we receive a negative PCR result on behalf of you (usually within 48 hrs) you can freely enjoy ALL the Elements’ amenities and activities on our 22 acres private beach front property. You may then use the pool, lounge, and do kitesurfing, kayaking, SUP, dolphin watching etc. 

You can fully enjoy the following activities: kitesurfing, kayaking, dolphin watching, beach walks, swimming in the pool and the ocean. There is even a possibility to do scuba diving.

 

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.

  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. 

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