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Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

All travellers need to ensure that they have also applied for a Sri Lankan visa before travel.  

You will need to show your tourist visa and your status as fully vaccinated upon arrival into Sri Lanka.  The COVID pass issued by the NHS is valid as proof of vaccination into Sri Lanka however this needs to be in paper and not digital format.  You should also ensure that you have comprehensive travel insurance which will cover Health and other expenses related to COVID.

If you are travelling with children under the age of 12 they are exempt from the above. If you are travelling with children aged 12 to 18 who are not fully vaccinated, please follow the not vaccinated guidance.

If you have recently recovered from COVID19

If you have recovered from COVID19 in the last 3 months and are fully vaccinated, then you are able to take an antigen test within 48 hours of travel.  If this test is negative you will be able to travel.  You will need to show your COVID Pass recovery document showing your vaccination status and recovery as well as following all other entry requirements.  This should be in paper and not digital format.

Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka
Local regulations:

 

Most places in Sri Lanka are now operational.  If you are fully vaccinated tourist sites can be visited freely.  if you are not fully vaccinated, you may find access restricted to certain day and times.

Shops and restaurants are open but may be operating reduced hours or with reduced capacities.

Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR or Antigen
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

All travellers must have a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result taken no more than 3 days (72 hours) or an antigen test with a negative result taken no more than 2 days (48 hours) before travelling to Sri Lanka.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this test.

On arrival:

All travellers need to ensure that they have also applied for a Sri Lankan visa before travel.  You should also show your test result taken before travel on arrival and ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance, which should cover you for COVID related illnesses.

Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka
Local regulations:

Most places in Sri Lanka are now operational.  If you are fully vaccinated tourist sites can be visited freely.  if you are not fully vaccinated, you may find access restricted to certain day and times.

Shops and restaurants are open but may be operating reduced hours or with reduced capacities.

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 22.06.2022 at 12:05