Sri Lanka

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in low-risk areas
  • Quarantine4 days in an approved hotel
  • Public TransportationReduced
Updated: April 21, 2021
Reviewed: May 1, 2021
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International travel to and from Sri Lanka has resumed, and few domestic restrictions remain in place.

Can I travel to Sri Lanka?

  • All airports in Sri Lanka are open for international travel.
  • All arrivals must apply for a visa in advance and download the "Visit Sri Lanka" app.

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

  • All arrivals to Sri Lanka, hare required to stay in quarantine hotels for 14 days.
  • Vaccinated travelers are exempt.

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

  • Anyone arriving to Sri Lanka will be required to present a negative RT-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.
  • Some train routes have resumed.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Sri Lanka?

  • Restaurants and cafes in most of Sri Lanka are open under health and social distancing measures.
  • In high-risk areas, restaurants and cafes are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Sri Lanka?

  • Attractions and leisure activities in Sri Lanka open under health and social distancing measures.
  • Mass gatherings remain banned.
  • In high-risk areas, non-essential businesses are closed.

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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