International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Sri Lanka From Haiti is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Sri Lanka. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
1/21/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results for entry

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

The test result must be in English.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Sri Lanka Tourism
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Mandatory

Electronic Travel Authorization

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Description

You need an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA) to transit through Sri Lanka. You must get an eTA before your flight. An eTA is delivered electronically, and is tied directly to your passport. It can be obtained online before travelling to Sri Lanka.

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Sherpa
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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

Travelers must pay for COVID-19 insurance on their booking for a stay at a level-1 Safe & Secure certified hotel. Insurance is $12 USD with coverage of up to USD $50,000 for up to 1 month.

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Sri Lanka Tourism
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Sri Lanka.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2 are exempted unless their parents test positive.
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Sri Lanka Tourism
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Not Required

Mandatory hotel stay and testing

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must undergo and test on arrival and stay at a Certified Safe & Secure L1 hotel until receiving negative results of their on-arrival PCR test. While waiting for the test results, they will have access to all facilities and attractions available on the bio-bubble.

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Sri Lanka Tourism
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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Description

Travelers are required to present a health pass before checking in to hotels and other public places. The health pass should be presented as valid proof of vaccination.

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US Embassy for Sri Lanka
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places such as on public transportation, in businesses, and in public buildings.

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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Sri Lanka.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
139.94
Increased by-58.62
at 9/16/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
27.60%
Increased by-7.80%
at 9/16/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
63.49%
Increased by2.42%
at 9/16/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
13,649,253
Increased by520,497
at 9/16/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.78
Increased by-0.12
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Health has declared the country is under Risk Alert Level 3 and has imposed a lockdown. Under these guidelines, a nationwide ban on all gatherings is in place. Curfew may be in place in high-risk areas. Updates related to the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka can be found at https://www.epid.gov.lk/w...
Last Checked
9/16/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and while on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with adapted safety measures in place, only seated passengers are allowed on buses and trains.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as social distancing. Restaurants may be closed in high-risk areas.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as social distancing. Bars may be closed in high-risk areas.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. Non-essential businesses may be closed in high-risk areas.

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