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Sri Lanka: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Sri Lanka

This information is provided for customers flying to Sri Lanka from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Sri Lanka Currently has a traffic light status of red. and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: RT-PCR required to enter

Sri Lanka is currently the 69th most popular travel destination from the UK which is down 21 from last month.

Sri Lanka
Traffic Light Status: red

Return to UK: Red Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Required
Hotel Quarantine 10 Days
Self-isolation N/A
Test to Release Not Required
PCR Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Day 8
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Current Time in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (official): 21 Jun 2021 12:21 pm
Weather information not available.
1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = 275.64 Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)
DownDown 21 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 69/230

Entry Requirements

Tests RT-PCR required to enter (Book Online)
Quarantine 14 days in an approved hotel

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
Public Transportation Limited
Restaurants Open in low-risk areas
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
UK to Sri Lanka

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 239,689
New Cases 2,028
Population 21,500,189
Last Updated 21 Jun 2021 06:50am

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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.
  • 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.
  • Transportation between the provinces have been suspended.

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?.

  • Mass gatherings remain banned.
  • All non-essential businesses are closed.
  • 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.


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