Data Last Updated: June 14, 2021
Sri Lanka has reopened for tourism but under strict protocols. First, all visitors are required to produce a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken up to four days before their arrival. They will then be required to take two more tests if their visit to the country is up to seven days. For those who are staying for more than a week, they will be asked to undergo three Covid tests.
All tourists are required to pay US$12 for insurance that will cover up to US$50,000 in Covid-19 related medical costs. They can only stay in 55 designated hotels across the country and will be accompanied by officials when traveling to designated tourist spots in the country.
Vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter Sri Lanka with less restrictions. After getting tested upon entry, they only have to stay isolated for 24 to 48 hours while waiting for their test results. They are free to roam around if they test negative for the virus. Those who have not been vaccinated must complete a full two-week of isolation regardless of the result.
Individuals with travel or transit history to India, South Africa, Vietnam, as well as South American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela within the previous 14 days are barred from entering Sri Lanka.
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Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
As of July 15, Sri Lankan authorities continue to modify restrictions imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). School operations and tuition classes - which briefly resumed July 1 - are suspended until further notice due to new COVID-19 cases.
Officials lifted the nationwide 0000-0400 daily curfew June 28, though they continue to ban social gatherings and entertainment venues. Additionally, the use of masks in public remains mandatory.
Airlines & Transport
International passenger flights are operational. However, inbound flights can only carry up to 75 passengers. Travelers with less than 12 hours of transit at any Sri Lankan international airport may disembark if holding proof of onward travel.
While domestic flights are unaffected, international passenger ships such as cruises and ferries are barred indefinitely. Port operations for goods transport continue.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
Authorities have suspended the issuance of all visa types - including electronic, landing, multiple entry, and residential - to foreigners, regardless of nationality, until further notice;
Previously issued visas for foreign nationals, including residential permits, stand temporarily suspended. Such travelers will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka. The restrictions do not apply to holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports. Foreigners who are already in Sri Lanka may apply for visa extensions
23,172Cases Per Million
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Sri Lanka