International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Sri Lanka From Thailand 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
Updated
6/3/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Electronic Travel Authorization

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Sherpa
Start Date
5/4/2021
Updated
5/6/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
1/21/2021
Updated
6/3/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results for entry

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Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 96 hours Before Departure
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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
10/19/2020
Updated
6/9/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
1/21/2021
Updated
6/9/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory accommodation booking

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Description

Travelers must have a level-1 Safe & Secure hotel booking confirmation prior to their travel to Sri Lanka. The booking must be for up to 14 days, depending on the duration of their stay.
This hotel booking includes also mandatory PCR tests and COVID-19 insurance.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers staying at a quarantine hotel or a quarantine center.
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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
3/4/2021
Updated
6/9/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory pre-purchased testing

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Description

Travelers must pay in advance for COVID-19 PCR testing on their booking for a stay at a level-1 Safe & Secure certified hotel. Travelers staying less than 5 days must pay for one test. Those staying for 5 days or more must pay for 2 tests (one to be taken on arrival and one on exit)

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Different restrictions apply to:

  • Children under 2 years of age are exempted unless their parents test positive;
  • Children between 2-12 years must take only 1 test (on exit).
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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
4/8/2021
Updated
6/9/2021

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 testing requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2;
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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
1/21/2021
Updated
6/9/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Sri Lanka Tourism
Start Date
4/17/2020
Updated
6/3/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Sri Lanka.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
139.09
Decreased by3.86
at 6/9/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
15.50%
Decreased by1.70%
at 6/7/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
9.45%
Increased by1.20%
at 6/9/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
2,023,256
Increased by256,620
at 6/9/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.04
Increased by-0.03
at 6/8/2021

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. Under these guidelines, a nationwide ban on all gatherings is in place. Although nationwide restrictions are in place, additional localized safety measures are decided by state authorities. Quarantine curfews may be imposed at short notice and local authorities are conducting random COVID-19 tests in some parts of the country. Updates related to the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka can be found at https://www.epid.gov.lk/w...

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
Severity
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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. For private vehicles, such as taxis, only 2 passengers are permitted per car. The government advises against non-essential travel.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Restaurants may be closed in high-risk areas.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Closed
Severity
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Bars must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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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 shops may be closed in high-risk areas.

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