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Sri Lanka

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine14 days in an approved hotel
  • Public TransportationLimited
Updated: August 2, 2021
Reviewed: August 2, 2021
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TripsGuard is getting information from hundreds of different sources – our information might not be 100% accurate and you should always do further checks before making plans.

General

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.
  • Travelers from South Africa, South America, India and Vietnam are banned.

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

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

Vaccinated returning citizens may self-quarantine instead.

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.

Are businesses and attractions open in Sri Lanka?.

  • Non-essential businesses in Sri Lanka are open, while most leisure facilities are closed.
  • Cinemas, theaters and museums are open, in limited capacity.
  • Mass gatherings remain banned.
  • A nightly curfew in place between 23:00 and 4:00.

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

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

Sources

  1. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka/
  2. https://covid19.gov.lk/
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