Obviously tough to get to from over here in the US, but pretty impressed with how Sri Lanka (where I grew up) has handled the reopening of the tourism industry with COVID.
Being a pretty poor country the COVID lockdowns have been brutal for the local economy, especially one that relies so much on tourism (an industry that was already reeling after the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings). The country handled the first wave of COVID remarkably well with just a handful of deaths - numbers have risen since then (to a few hundred cases a day, in a country of 20 million and deaths being at 859 total to date). They've started rolling out the AstraZeneca vaccine and daily cases are starting to drop again. Curious to see how this tourism plan works out and how effective it is at keeping COVID at bay.
From article above -
In addition to paying for flights and accommodation, travelers are responsible for the cost of Sri Lanka's government-sanctioned health insurance ($12 US) and up to three Covid tests in-country ($40 each).
Everyone coming into the country must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 96 hours of travel and fill out an online health declaration form. Guests will be tested again at their own expense on the fifth and seventh days after arriving and people staying longer than seven days will have to take a third test the following week.
Once the two weeks are up and they have a negative coronavirus test, travelers can stay at their hotel or switch to another one of the approved hotels. Airbnbs, guest houses and other forms of accommodation are off limits. Taking public transit is discouraged.
All prospective travelers must apply for a visa online and download the Visit Sri Lanka app. The app will be used for contact tracing as well as storing information about test results and hotel bookings.