Travel is presently permitted to Sri Lanka, with restrictions. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. Travelers who have completed the recommended doses of a Covid vaccination and arrive after two weeks of the final vaccine will be considered fully vaccinated, and can freely travel in Sri Lanka after a negative test result on Day 1 of arrival. Any vaccination accepted by the country of origin is acceptable. An original copy of the vaccination endorsement in English must be produced on arrival.
Unvaccinated travelers can enter Sri Lanka, with restrictions including a 14-day quarantine.
Commercial passenger flights to Sri Lanka have been recommenced yet are limited.
Negative covid result
All arrivals in Sri Lanka should present a negative Covid (PCR) test report in English while checking in. This test should be done within 72 hours of departure.
On arrival, all travelers should likewise submit a completed health declaration form.
Do I need a Vaccine?
A Covid vaccine is not compulsory to enter Sri Lanka. However, being completely vaccinated will allow for fewer restrictions upon arrival i.e. no need for full isolation.
Proof of Insurance
When applying for the visa, travelers are required to pre-purchase PCR tests and a compulsory COVID-19 insurance cover for travel in Sri Lanka. Tests cost USD 40 each and insurance can be arranged at USD 12 to cover one month.
Completely vaccinated travelers should remain at a certified ‘Safe & Secure’ Level 1 hotel for 24-48 hours until the on-arrival Covid test is performed. Travelers will be allowed to utilize all the facilities. On receipt of a negative Covid test, travelers will be able to freely move around Sri Lanka. They will be required to do a PCR test on Day 7 after arriving in Sri Lanka.
Travelers who are not completely vaccinated should have a booking at a certified ‘Safe & Secure’ Level 1 hotel for the first 14 nights/15 days of their visit. All travelers must go through a Covid test on arrival and before leaving quarantine. All facilities of the hotel are made available to the visitors and they can visit endorsed tourist sites under the safety of a bio-bubble.
The Sri Lankan Stay Safe COVID program is intended to contain viruses spread through QR code tracking. The app is not mandatory to download, yet anyone with a smartphone will be able to check in to businesses by scanning QR codes on display.
Limitations and OPEN Vacation spots
Travelers must wear masks in public places such as on flights, public transport, businesses, and public buildings. Numerous hotels and guesthouses around Sri Lanka are opening up to travelers organizations must implement can. Restaurants and cafés are open in regions that are not under quarantine curfew, but this can change at short notice. Currently banned public gatherings such as exhibitions, conferences, parties, indoor and outdoor events, carnivals, musical shows, and processions. Physical distancing, respiratory etiquette, and venue capacity limits are encouraged.