Travel Restrictions Entering Sri Lanka from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Mandatory Masks

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Cases Per Million

0.53
Decreased by 0.18
at 6/28/2022

Vaccinated

79.42%
Increased by 0.00%
at 6/14/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

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The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to Sri Lanka.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

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Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

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

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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers in international transit are allowed as long as they do not leave the international airport area, and the connecting flight is a maximum of 10 hours of arrival.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before traveling to Sri Lanka.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for Sri Lanka

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers who have received the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before departure must carry the original vaccination certificate or verifiable evidence of vaccination. If the certificate is not in English, then a certified English translation of the certificate must be carried out as well.

Any vaccination type accepted by the country of origin is acceptable.

Travelers between the ages of 12-18 who have received at least one dose of a Pfizer vaccine a minimum of 2 weeks before arriving in Sri Lanka will be considered fully vaccinated.

Travelers who have valid documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 6 months and have received one dose of a vaccine at least 14 days before departure will be considered fully vaccinated. The vaccination certificate should indicate that the vaccination course has been completed following the administration of one dose.

Please see the source for more details.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Travel Purpose
Tourism
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Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival. Travelers are still recommended to use “Safe and Secure” certified accommodations and travel agents.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public places

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Travelers are required to wear masks in traveling on public transport and when indoors. It is mandatory to wear a mask outdoors as well.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Low Risk
COVID-19 transmission is low in Sri Lanka.
Daily New Cases Per Million more information indicator
0.53
Decreased by 0.18
at
Positive Test Rate more information indicator
0.83%
Decreased by 0.16%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
79.42%
Increased by 0.00%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
17,073,712
Increased by 755
at
Reproduction Rate more information indicator
1.14
Decreased by 0.11
at

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

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka can be found at https://https://www.epid....
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Use of mask

Not required
Face masks are not required.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place, only seated passengers are allowed on buses and trains.

Restaurants

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

Bars

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

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open at reduced capacity 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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