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We have collated the latest updates from credible industry sources to offer a single point of reference on reopening Sri Lanka.

Updated on 9th December 2021

Travel and Re-entry Rules to/from Sri Lanka for Selected Countries

CountryQuarantine requirements upon returning to country of origin
INDIASome restrictions apply if you’re returning from a “Yellow Fever” country.

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UNITED KINGDOMAll people aged 12 and over must show a negative PCR or lateral flow test result taken 2 days before you travel to England. A further PCR test within 2 days of arriving and self-isolation until you get a negative test result is required, even for fully vaccinated citizens.

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CHINARequired to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and apply for a green health code with the “HS” mark or a certified health declaration form before boarding the flight.

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GERMANYPeople aged 12 and over must have a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery upon entry.

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AUSTRALIAState specific rules apply: i.e. NSW, VIC and ACT have initiated post-arrival testing and 72 hours isolation requirements for international travellers.

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FRANCEPresent proof of your vaccination status + sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 + negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 48 hours old is required.

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RUSSIAN FEDERATIONFully vaccinated – no restrictions
Others – Russian nationals arriving in the Russian Federation on international flights must, prior to departure, fill out the questionnaire on the Public Services Portal and then, within three calendar days of their date of arrival, take a one-time laboratory Covid-19 PCR test.
Passengers must remain in quarantine at their place of residence (stay) until they receive a negative test result.Find out more here
UNITED STATESProof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 required for all air passengers two years of age or older.

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MALDIVESSubmit a self-declarative health declaration within 48 hours prior their departure to Maldives
Fully vaccinated – no quarantine
Partial or unvaccinated – mandatory on-arrival 14 day quarantineFind out more here
CANADAFully vaccinated – travellers who are selected for arrival testing must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result.

Partial or unvaccinated – 8 days mandatory quarantine

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NETHERLANDSUp to 10 day mandatory quarantine for all entrants.

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ITALYFully vaccinated – no restrictions
Partial or unvaccinated – 5 days self-isolationFind out more here
UKRAINEFully vaccinated – Present negative PCR test and Digital Covid Certification
Non or partially vaccination – Unvaccinated citizens must install the Vdoma appFind out more here
JAPAN10 days mandatory quarantine upon return.

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SWITZERLANDAll persons over 16 years of age must be able to show a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) when entering Switzerland + PCR test or rapid antigen test between the 4th and 7th day after entry

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SPAINOnce passengers have arrived in Spain by air or sea, they will need to go through a health check.

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SWEDENMandatory PCR test for everyone entering Sweden.

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POLANDFully vaccinated – Present Digital Covid Certificate, no quarantine upon return
Non or partially vaccinated – 10 day home quarantine upon returnFind out more here
CZECH REPUBLICPCR test upon arrival. Self-isolation until a negative test result can be presented.

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DENMARKPresent negative PCR result upon return.

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GCC COUNTRIES
DUBAIPresent a negative result of the RT-PCR test + PCR test again on arrival.
If the test result is positive, you must stay in isolation for as many days as prescribed by the emirate of your residence.Find out more here
Abu DhabiFully vaccinated – PCR on arrival + quarantine for 7 days with PCR on day 6
Non or partially vaccinated – PCR on arrival + quarantine for 10 daysFind out more here
KuwaitNo quarantine for Kuwaiti nationals

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KSAPresent negative PCR upon arrival 7 

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BahrainHome quarantine for 10 days with PCR on arrival, 5th day & 10th day

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QatarPresent a negative result of the RT-PCR test + PCR test again on arrival.
If the test result is positive, you must stay in isolation for as many days as prescribedFind out more here
OmanPresent negative PCR test on arrival.

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Sri Lanka Travel Advisory Info for Incoming Foreign Nationals

Important information for passengers travelling to Sri Lanka – covid updates
Travel restricted list of countriesTravelers from these countries will not be permitted to arrive in Sri Lanka until further notice.
Protocol for incoming travelers to Sri Lanka
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Carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test report in English language done within 72 hours prior to embarkation.
Obtain ETA
Carry vaccination card if ‘Fully Vaccinated’
Undergo On Arrival (Day One) Covid-19 PCR test from a Ministry of Health approved laboratory
Submit a completed Health Declaration Form
Quarantine is not required for fully vaccinated travelers if the On Arrival (Day One) Covid-19 PCR test report is negative.
After completion of formalities at the Airport, all travelers will be transferred to a hotel designated for quarantine or to a Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel.
If there are children below 18 years, they can be discharged with fully vaccinated parents by adhering to the following measures.
If fully vaccinated or completed quarantine, obtain “Discharge Document” and email the details to the Epidemiology Unit (chepid@sltnet.lk and samithag@hotmail.com) of the Ministry of Health.
Travelers who are not AND partially vaccinated are required to adhere to Ministry of Health directives issued on 7th July & 15th July 2021 by Director General of Health in adhering to quarantine requirements.

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