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Sri Lanka

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsClosed
  • Quarantine1-14 days in an approved hotel
  • Public TransportationLimited
Updated: August 23, 2021
Reviewed: October 27, 2021
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International travel to and from Sri Lanka have been resumed, and few domestic restrictions remain in place.

Can I travel to Sri Lanka?

  • International flights to Sri Lanka have been resumed.
  • All arrivals must apply for a visa in advance and download the "Visit Sri Lanka" app.
  • All arrivals are also permitted to apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to enter Sri Lanka. It can be found on the Immigration Website.
  • Travelers from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and all South American countries are banned.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Sri Lanka?

All unvaccinated arrivals to Sri Lanka, are required to stay in quarantine hotels for 14 days.

Vaccinated arrivals are required to quarantine for one day if they provide a proof.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Sri Lanka?

  • Anyone arriving to Sri Lanka will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • Additional tests are required upon entry, and on the 11th and 14th day of quarantine, at the travelers expense.
  • All arrivals must have medical insurance covering COVID-19.

Is public transportation open in Sri Lanka?

  • Public transportation in Sri Lanka is operating under limited capacity and social distancing measures.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Sri Lanka?

  • Restaurants and cafes in Sri Lanka are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Sri Lanka?

  • Non-essential businesses and most leisure facilities in Sri Lanka are closed.
  • A nightly curfew is in place between 22:00 and 04:00.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Sri Lanka?

Wearing a face mask is required in  public spaces and on public transportation.


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