DV Lottery: Myths and Facts

The Diversity Visa Lottery, a program by the United States government that sends 50,000 people annually to the US is well patronized by ‘immigration risk’ countries. Although the program has existed for years, very few people have taken time to read about it to clear some myths that are always heard whenever this program is the topic of discussion among people.

In this article, I will list all the myths and their accompanying facts.

1. Myth: Apartment, job and air ticket are provided by the US government

Fact: The U.S government does not promise winners of accommodation and employment. Winners are only promised of permanent residency (Green Card). Winners are expected to indicate an address where they would want their green cards posted to. This is a clear indication that the US expects winners to have made accommodation arrangements before attending visa interviews. There is no job waiting for you. You are to buy your air ticket, look for your own employment once you receive your green card.

2. Myth: Registering in the US increases one’s chances of winning

Fact: Registering in the US does not improve your chances of possible selection. If you send your information to someone in the US to register for you, it is the same process they will go through. Application is online based and winners are not selected based on place of registration.

3. Myth: Some people are experts in the registration process

Fact: Selection of winners is done randomly. No one can influence this. You may only seek assistance in resizing your photos to meet the required size. It is always advisable to undertake the registration process yourself to make sure that every information provided is correct.

4. Myth: So much money is charged after winning

Fact: You are not required to pay any money apart from your visa fee and medical examination. People end up paying so much money because they engaged third parties during registration. The third parties who usually register people in tents charge huge sum of monies from winners before releasing their registration details. If you are not ready to waste such money, it is better you do the registration yourself.

5. Myth: Once I win I can take my family along

Fact: You can only take your family along if you included them during the entry stage. You can also take them along if you married or had kids after the registration period. If you have a spouse or children but failed to include them during the registration, you will be disqualified. Family here refers to spouse and children under 21 year, extended family not included.

6. Myth: I can ‘marry’ my sister/brother when I win

Fact: This is illegal and you would be caught during the time of interview or in the US even after receiving your green card. Your status as a permanent resident can then be revoked. This is a crime and could jeopardize your chances of traveling to the US again in the future.



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Religious freedom enhanced by tourism

Golden Temple in Sri Lanka

Countries that are very religious ensure that tourists do not do anything contrary to their beliefs and they do so while ensuring that practices of the other religions are not observed in their country. This is common in Islamic countries where carrying of Bibles used to be illegal. In China, entering the country with a Bible or Christian literature until recently was illegal.

Gradually, the world is enjoying religious freedom, thanks to tourism. Tourism has been the major source of revenue for most countries today and every country is doing what it can to win as many tourists as possible. In an attempt to ensure that people from all religions are able to visit and contribute to the country’s economic development, laws that used to prevent others from visiting have all been revised to accommodate all persons irrespective of their religious background.

It used to be illegal to carry a Bible into Maldives but as it has come to be one of the world’s favorite tourist destination, this Asian country now allows a Bible per person. As an Evangelist, it would have been difficult entering Maldives but with the revision of their laws, their authorities were rather much interested in the amount of money I was bringing to their country than my religion.

Akesse Sanza in Maldives

Today, China is not bothered by the number of Bibles or Christian literature that one carries into the country. The government has now allowed churches to operate under special licensing.

Islam frowns so much on alcohol but today, Emirates Airlines serve the best wines and whiskies on board and drinking alcohol in the United Arab Emirates isn’t illegal as well. With Dubai’s hot temperatures, most tourists go contrary to the Islamic way of dressing. Even laws such as public display of affection that could have led to prosecution are all overlooked.

Akesse Sanza in Dubai

Gone are the days where people of a particular religion were scared entering places of worship of the others. Mosques, temples and churches themselves are all today serving as tourist attractions. Religious tourism is on the rise as tourists want to know the rich histories behind certain practices, structures and beliefs of other religions.

I have been privileged to have encountered Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists on my trips and they shared with me some of their beliefs and what they have in common with Christianity. Gradually, conflicts arising from religious differences would soon be a thing of the past as tourism has made it possible for everyone to learn about the other religions.

U.S, U.K, South Africa and others could ban you for your gay comments

Did you know passing a comment on homosexuality, which is often regarded as a hate speech could lead to some travel bans? Heads of state stand the risk of destroying diplomatic ties and a cut in foreign aid for passing such near comments. This is one reason presidents, including the President of Ghana, always find intelligent ways to respond to questions on homosexual legalisation.

Most people are often too religious and usually come up with comments that are described as ‘hate’ when conversations on gay legalisation comes up. It is no surprise pastors and some other religious workers whose major source of income is from gay-friendly countries unfailingly tight-lipped over issues on gay and refuse to pass comments.

It appears that a very small gay community worldwide is powerful enough to subdue a religious majority to enjoy their rights to the extent of even preventing Christians from quoting Bible verses that speak against homosexuals. Passing a hate comment or speech, or delivering a sermon which condemns homosexuality could lead to a travel ban to several countries that include the United States, United Kingdom and also, South Africa.

Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine, presently a Member of Parliament in his country, was denied a visa to the UK after gay rights campaigners accused him of inciting homophobic attacks in his song. A popular anti-gay pastor, Steven Anderson and members, including associates of his church Faithful Word Baptist Church have all been prohibited from entering South Africa. Steven Anderson is also serving a ban by Botswana for the same reason.

Gordon Larmour, a Christian evangelist was accused of a hate crime and locked up in a cell after preaching from the Bible to a gay teenager. He was charged by police after telling the story of Adam and Eve to a 19-year-old who asked him about the Bible’s position on homosexuality. The street preacher who referred to the Book of Genesis stated that God created Adam and Eve to produce children.

Fake news some months ago had it that Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams had been banned from traveling to the U.S for failing to officiate gay marriage. Though it was a fake reportage, it was a splendid opportunity for the renowned archbishop to declare his stand on gay marriage. The outspoken Archbishop, however, kept mute on this subject. This should tell travel lovers how their comments, even on social media could affect their travels.

You are responsible for whatever you post, or tagged in on social media. At the point of my entry into Singapore, I was asked to provide my social media handles. The officer went through them before granting me pass. Other borders may go the extra mile to read your Whatsapp chats and laptop so please beware!

Travel lovers should be wary of their comments on homosexuality as they potentially may lead to travel bans to several countries. Christians, usually victims, are no longer enjoying absolute freedom of worship in gay-friendly countries as it is somehow prohibited for the religion to quote verses like Leviticus 20:13 and 1 Corinthians 6:9 in their teachings.

For me, I will declare my stand on homosexuality after winning the fight against fornication in my church today. Until then, let’s enjoy traveling!

Must-see Places Before You Die

Life is too short, and this world is way too gorgeous. In this post we gathered the best of what planet Earth has to offer.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia PHOTO CREDIT: Earthporm
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia PHOTO CREDIT: Earthporm

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and spans a total of 10,582 square kilometers.
Its location is in southwest Bolivia. These are the result of several prehistoric lakes undergoing various transformations and becoming a one-of-a-kind surrealism monument.

Mauritius: An African Island Not For Africans

 

Mauritius is an island of Africa isolated like Madagascar, located in the Indian Ocean. This beautiful island has a mix race of whites and black. French and English are widely spoken throughout the island.

The island has simplified visa procedures and has bilateral visa agreements with many countries to enable nationals of these countries visit each other on visa-free basis.

Many travel lovers in Africa had love to take advantage of this visa policy to explore the beauty of Mauritius but immigration procedures at the point of entry do not exhibit anything like visa-free or hassle-free travel as agreed between the two countries.

JetSanza.com can confidently say that, about 98% of tourist arrivals from Africa in Mauritius are deported for no seeming reason.

#JetSanzaExplorer Shadrack  was the only person among the African arrivals to be granted entry during his visit to the country in February 2016. Thanks to Mr. Shan – the hotel manager who guaranteed his stay in the country and also signed a document to assure the immigration officers that he will bring Shadrack back to the airport after his week stay.

At the point of entry, much is required from the African visitors. These requirements are not stationed on any of their websites and they have made many Africa countries to believe that their borders are opened to them.

“All blacks were deported. They find any reason to deport you. I had to engage the manager of the hotel I booked. He was right at the airport to pick me up so it eased my process a bit. All what they’ve made us to believe are lies. I won’t urge anyone from Africa to visit there,” Shadrack told JetSanza.com.

“I don’t know their fears. I don’t know if they are racists. Whites are given entry without questions. I hardly even met blacks in the country. Could you believe the immigration officers call my hotel every day to check if I’m around? I have been to so many places but I haven’t seen a country so unfriendly like Mauritius,” he concluded.

It is very sad that an African country could treat its own people this way.

Mauritius pretends to be inviting, friendly and made the world believe that they have simple immigration procedures, especially for commonwealth countries. They even claim to be issuing passports for commonwealth countries that stay continuously for a year or two.

Mauritius is only luring the world with their bilateral visa policies to enable its nationals travel to other countries with ease. Nationals of Mauritius visit almost all African countries without a visa but deny nationals from these countries entries into their country.

Foreign ministries in various African countries must wake from their sleeps and revise any bilateral visa agreements signed with the island.

Photo Credit: Africa Point

The Weakness Of The Paris Security

Legend has it that; “God created the whole world in six days and on the seventh day, He created the refreshing and fragrant city of Paris.” So I visited France for 3 days, particularly to see the Eiffel Tower and also get the Paris experience.

I thought the French I learnt in basic school could facilitate communication there but it didn’t help me in any way since the accent was so thick, I could not hear a thing. In Paris, it is either you speak French or you shut up!

After being treated to some fine wine, and unforgettable pizza and blessing my eyes with golden Lamborghini, I was advised not to stay longer outside in the night since nightlife in Paris was characterized by much crime. This advice prevented me from visiting night clubs but could not prevent me from seeing how the Eiffel stuns at night.

I stayed longer in the night to watch the spectacular lighting of the Eiffel Tower and took a couple of photos.
I arrived at my hotel later in the night and due to that missed the early morning airport shuttle. I had to wait for another thirty (30) minutes for the next shuttle, this got me scared since I was to catch a flight to Frankfurt.

Lucky enough, I got to the airport on time, used the self-check in service and proceeded to security. I passed through security and went straight to the boarding gate to join the flight, I was last in the queue. The Air France employee only scanned my boarding pass and went ahead to put me on board.
I was damned surprised, I passed through all the processes without showing my passport or ID to anyone, neither did some official request to see my documents. I was traveling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on 18th August, 2014 at 7:35am on flight AF1518 to Frankfurt Airport.

Though visas are not required when traveling within the Schengen area, non-residents of the Schengen area are required to possess a valid visa with a valid passport.
I was really shocked and traveled with fear since I did not know the identity of a single passenger on board. At that particular moment, a lot of thoughts and wild guesses filled my mind; What if some of them were wanted terrorists? What if some passengers possessed fake documents on board or they are impersonating others just to do evil?

I don’t know if that is the routine ‘Check’ process in Paris or negligence on the part of the staff on duty that very day. It didn’t come to me as a surprise when Paris had series of attacks recently. Terrorists can easily exit the country even without an ID per my experience.
If measures are not put in place and enforced religiously, Paris will always be easy to attack.

Featured Photo: Boarding Pass. File/JetSANZA.com

Frontier Healthcare Ghana Contact Number

You are probably one of the many people who wish to confirm from the Frontier Healthcare Services in Ghana if they truly need to book an antigen test. It may interest you to know that Frontier Healthcare Ghana either has no contact number or is in no position to hire someone to respond to phone calls.

Their website has no FAQs section too. Payment matters to them so they only have the contact details of the payment processing bank for payment related enquiries.

Believe it or not, you cannot contact Frontier Healthcare Ghana.

Let me try to answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions and if you are lucky, it may cover yours.

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Ghana Airport Mandatory Test: FAQs

Do I need to book for a test despite spending less than a week outside Ghana?

YES. If you spend less than a week outside Ghana, you are only exempted from showing a negative PCR test from the country of origin. However, you are still required to undergo a mandatory test at the airport terminal. Book and pay for the test online at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana. You are required to pay online before departing from your country of origin.

How much is the Ghana COVID-19 test at the airport?

The mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal costs $150 for Non-ECOWAS nationals and $50 for Ghanaians and ECOWAS nationals.

Who is exempted from the mandatory COVID-19 test at the Ghana airport?

Only children under the age of 5 are exempted from the COVID-19 mandatory test at the Kotoka International Airport. Same price applies to everyone else.

I have been debited but the website says payment failed. What do I do?

Contact the payment processing bank, First Atlantic Bank. Contact details are:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0302680825 | 0302682203

Important Notice: The website does not display receipt of any form of confirmation you can print. Receipts are sent to the email address you entered. So double-check to make sure you have entered the right email. And you are not asked to even enter the email twice to make sure it’s right. You are on your own 😂😂😂



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Is Italy Opened To Tourists?

The Covid-19 pandemic has slapped hard a number of countries in Europe and the restrictions put in place by these countries are the only things keeping them from waves after waves of the pandemic.

Italy, being one of the European countries to suffer great loss from the effects of the pandemic is yet to find a lasting solution to the daily increase in infections.

Tourism in Italy is a leading revenue generation avenue, the question is, has Italy opened its borders for tourist activities?

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Travelers at the moment are not allowed into Italy for tourism purposes yet.

All restrictions for Covid-19 travels are still in place while the Italian government is working towards easing such restrictions.

Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Luigi Di Maio initially took to Facebook on May 8, to talk about the government’s plans for opening to tourists.

According to him, tourism is a key part of Italy getting back to normal and the government is working to reopen the country to visitors from foreign countries which have reached a high rate of vaccination by mid-May.

Sri Lanka COVID-19 Entry Requirements

The COVID-19 cases seem to keep rising in Sri Lanka and the authorities have enforced strict islandwide restrictions to limit imported cases.

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Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions COVID-19 2021

  • All travellers arriving in Sri Lanka should mandatorily carry a negative COVID-19 test report in the English language.

For Sri Lankan citizens: the test needs to be either a PCR test done within 96 hours prior to embarkation or a Rapid Antigen Test done within 48 hours prior to embarkation.

Foreign passport holders and Dual citizens: should carry a negative report of a PCR test done within 96 hours before embarkation.  Airlines may request a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours prior to embarkation.

  • Travellers who have received the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine should carry the original vaccination certificate/card (together with a certified copy of English language translation if the certificate/card is not in English or if relevant data are not indicated in English in a non – English certificate/card) or verifiable evidence of vaccination.
  • Each traveller should submit a completed Health Declaration Form to the staff of the Airport Health Office at the health counters of arriving airport. Separate forms should be submitted for each of the accompanying children if any.
  • Travellers who have completed the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccination and departs from abroad after two weeks of completion of vaccination should produce the vaccination certificate/ card to Airport Health Officer at the arriving airport.
  • All travellers of twelve years and above should undergo the COVID19 PCR test on arrival (Day One) from a Ministry of Health approved private-sector laboratory or a state sector laboratory.
  • Children below twelve years of age will be exempted from on arrival (Day One) PCR testing, if they are continued to be quarantined at Quarantine Hotel / Centre / safe & Secure certified Level 1 Hotel.

However, if the on arrival (Day One) PCR testing of an accompanying traveller of the child is positive for COVID19, a child below twelve years will also be subjected to PCR testing subsequently.

Sri Lanka Quarantine Rules For Sri Lankan Citizens

For Sri Lankan Citizens:

  • If Sri Lankan Citizens (including Sri Lankan Seafarers arriving by air) staying in a designated Quarantine Hotel after arriving in Sri Lanka, they do not need to get prior approval from the Foreign Ministry and Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka to arrive in Sri Lanka.

They have to liaise with the airline and arrive in Sri Lanka after booking the Quarantine Hotel.

  • If Sri Lankan Citizens (including Sri Lankan Seafarers arriving by air) or Dual Citizens (if using the Sri Lankan passport to arrive) staying in a Government Quarantine Centre after arriving in Sri Lanka, they should get prior approval from the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka (Email: [email protected]) to arrive in Sri Lanka.
  • Travellers arriving via Sri Lanka Tourism should get the prior approval to enter the country via Sri Lanka Tourism through, https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain. Sri Lankan Citizens, are allowed to enter through Sri Lanka Tourism and do not need to get the prior approval of the Foreign Ministry.

They have to abide by operational guidelines of Sri Lanka Tourism in addition to provisions of this letter and other Health Ministry protocols on COVID-19 preventive measures.

  • If quarantine is at a Quarantine Hotel (single room or shared facility only by family members), exit PCR testing will be done on Day Seven and after the Day Seven negative PCR report is available, balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.
  • If quarantine is at a Quarantine Centre (with shared facility), exit PCR testing will be done for Sri Lankan Citizens on Day Ten (and once the Day Ten PCR negative report is available, balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.

Further restrictions may apply, check here for more.

Is It Safe To Travel To Sri Lanka Right Now

No, it is not safe to travel to Sri Lanka currently and travellers are advised to avoid all nonessential travel to Sri Lanka. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Sri Lanka due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Current Quarantine Rules In Sri Lanka

  • After completion of formalities at the airport, all travellers will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre managed by the Government of Sri Lanka or to a Hotel designated for quarantine or to a Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel.

Transport shall be provided by the government authorities or the Hotel Management in a pre-determined manner.

  • Travellers should produce the vaccination certificate/ card to In charge of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel.

For “Fully Vaccinated” travellers, If the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccination are completed and departs from abroad two weeks after completion of vaccination, they will be considered as “fully vaccinated” and the following measures should be taken.

  • No further quarantine is necessary for fully vaccinated travellers.
  • In charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel should discharge the traveller after verifying the status of vaccination (through documents) and issuing a “Discharge Document”.

If there are children below twelve years, they can be discharged with fully vaccinated travellers by adhering to the following measures:

  • Children of two to twelve years should be subjected to an on arrival (Day One) PCR testing and they should have negative results.
  • Children below two years will not be subjected to PCR testing after arrival to Sri Lanka and they will be discharged with fully vaccinated caretakers.

However, if the on arrival (Day One) PCR testing of an accompanying traveller of the child is positive for COVID-19, a child below two years will also be subjected to PCR testing subsequently.

  • Quarantine measures for travellers who have not received COVID-19 vaccination/ not completed the recommended doses of vaccination / departed from abroad within less than two weeks of completion of recommended doses of vaccination:

If quarantine is at a Quarantine Hotel (single room or shared facility only by family members)

  • Exit PCR testing will be done on Day Seven for Sri Lankan Citizens/ Dual Citizens and after the Day Seven negative PCR report is available, the balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.
  • If the Valid Resident Visa Holder staying in a Quarantine Hotel, has a residence/home in Sri Lanka where they could undergo mandatory home quarantine for the balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka), they should give the address of the residence/home to In-charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel.
  • They can be discharged from the hotel after conducting a PCR test on Day Seven and when the PCR negative report is available.
  • They have to undergo mandatory home quarantine for the balance period (until the completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) at the residence/home. They should stay at the same address where they have declared to get discharged from the Quarantine Hotel.
  • If they have changed the addresses after getting discharged from the Quarantine Hotel, they will be sent for mandatory quarantine at a Quarantine Hotel for 14 days.
  • For other Foreign Nationals (including Valid Resident Visa Holders who do not have a residence/home at the time of arrival to Sri Lanka, exit PCR testing will be done on Day eleven to fourteen and will be released after completing fourteen days if the PCR report is negative.

If quarantine is at a Quarantine Centre (with shared facility)

  • Exit PCR testing will be done for Sri Lankan Citizens / Dual Citizens on Day Ten (and once the Day Ten PCR negative report is available, the balance period (until completion of 14 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka) will be mandatorily home quarantined.

Exit PCR will be done for all travellers of two years and above.

  • Children below two years of age will be exempted from exit PCR testing. If the PCR test result of an accompanying traveller of the child is positive for COVID-19, the child below two years will also be subjected to PCR testing subsequently.
  • If completes the two weeks period of recommended doses of vaccination during their stay at Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel after arriving in Sri Lanka, they should be discharged with a negative PCR test result (done after completing the two weeks from last vaccination date). No further quarantine is necessary.
  • Children below twelve years should be discharged with fully vaccinated caretakers after conducting an exit PCR testing among children of two to twelve years with negative results.
  • All children of twelve years and above should undergo quarantine at a designated Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel even if the caretakers are fully vaccinated.

These children may accompany an adult who is not vaccinated or fully vaccinated and eligible for exemption of quarantine.

    • If a fully vaccinated adult enters a Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel as a caretaker of a child or of an adult, should remain in the quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel, until the quarantine period of the care recipient (child or an adult) is completed.
    • Fully vaccinated caretaker of a child or of an adult who is eligible for exemption of quarantine will not be subjected to exit PCR testing unless they have symptoms or the person cared for (child or an adult) becomes positive/symptomatic.
    • If the PCR testing is positive, the in-charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor/Hotel Management at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel should immediately inform the area Medical officer of Health (MOH) and email the details to Epidemiology Unit ([email protected] and [email protected]).

The treatment protocol of the Ministry of Health for COVID-19 patients will follow.

  • Immediate close contacts of the positive person will be further quarantined after assessing the risk by area MOH / Regional Epidemiologist / Consultant Community Physician of the RDHS office.
  • Discharging travellers from Quarantine Hotel / Centre / Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel

Procedures to be followed by the in-charge officer of the Quarantine Hotel / Centre or Hotel Doctor / Hotel Management at Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel when discharging travellers are as follows:

  • Should issue a “Discharge Document” to each traveller for Reporting and recording by authorities.
  • After discharging the travellers, should email the details to the Epidemiology Unit ([email protected] and [email protected]) of the Ministry of Health.

Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions Lifted

  • The Sri Lankan government lifted an entry ban on individuals with recent travel history in the UK on February 17, 2021.
  • Arrivals from all countries are allowed entry as Sri Lankan authorities have allowed international flights to resume to and from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI).

However, Sri Lankan authorities announced that an islandwide travel restriction will be imposed from 11:00 pm local time on May 21 till 4:00 am on May 25 in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Paid Quarantine Hotels In Sri Lanka

Eligible passengers can access www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/ and make a reservation at a listed Safe and Secure level 1 hotel to start the process of acquiring the ETA/SLTDA letter.

The passenger may also use a certified travel agent as listed in www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/. You can find the list of Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotels in Sri Lanka here.