Tourism Recovery Dashboard

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

Updated on 07th September 2021

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

CountryAllowed to travel to SL?Quarantine requirements upon returning to country of origin
INDIAAllowed for vaccinated Indians
More info here
No quarantine if negative PCR on return
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UNITED KINGDOMYes
More info here
Fully vaccinated – no quarantine requirements
Non or partially-vaccinated – 10 days self-isolation upon return followed by PCR test.
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CHINAAllowed14 day quarantine upon return
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GERMANYAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine requirements

Non or partially-vaccinated – 5 day home quarantine upon return followed by PCR test.
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AUSTRALIANot allowed.

(International travel ban is in place)

Hotel quarantine 14 days for anyone returning to Australia
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FRANCEAllowedFully vaccinated – none

Not fully vaccinated – Home quarantine for 7 days
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RUSSIAN FEDERATIONAllowedHome quarantine rules apply regionally
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Russian gov updates on travel here
UNITED STATESAllowedUp to 10 day home quarantine upon return
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MALDIVESAllowed14 day home quarantine upon return
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CANADANot allowedFully vaccinated citizens are allowed to reenter after essential/emergency travel.
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NETHERLANDSAllowedUp to 10 day home quarantine
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ITALYNot allowed10 day home quarantine upon return for travelers with exemptions
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UKRAINEAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine requirements

Non or partially vaccination – 10 day home quarantine upon return Find out more here

JAPANAllowed
Source
Quarantine for 3 days in quarantine hotel + home isolation for 14 days
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SWITZERLANDAllowedNo quarantine required upon re-entry
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SPAINAllowedUp to 10 day home quarantine upon return
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SWEDENAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine requirements

Non or partially vaccinated/ – Up to 7 day home quarantine upon return
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POLANDAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine upon return

Non or partially vaccinated – 10 day home quarantine upon return
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CZECH REPUBLICAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine upon return

Non or partially vaccinated – self isolation upon return
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DENMARKAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine upon return

Non or partially vaccinated – self isolation upon return
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GCC COUNTRIES
DUBAIAllowedFully vaccinated – PCR on arrival + quarantine for 7 days with PCR on day 6

Non or partially vaccinated – PCR on arrival + quarantine for 12 days with PCR test on day 11
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Abu DhabiAllowedFully vaccinated – PCR on arrival + quarantine for 7 days with PCR on day 6

Non or partially vaccinated – PCR on arrival + quarantine for 10 days
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KuwaitAllowedNo quarantine for Kuwaiti nationals
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KSAAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine requirements

Non or partially vaccinated – home quarantine for 7 days
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BahrainAllowedHome quarantine for 10 days with PCR on arrival, 5th day & 10th day
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QatarAllowedFully vaccinated – 2 day quarantine upon return

Non or partially vaccinated – PCR on arrival + quarantine for 10 days
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OmanAllowedFully vaccinated – no quarantine

Non or partially vaccinated – not clear
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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 countries
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Travelers with a travel history (including transit) in the past 14 days to South American countries (14 countries) and South African countries (South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe) will not be permitted to disembark in Sri Lanka until further notice.
Information for foreign travelers arriving in Sri Lanka Find out moreCarry 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.

Traveling Under the Sri Lanka Tourism Bio-Bubble System

Tourism Travel Bio Bubble Arrival Protocol Information
Source
Tourism Bio Bubble applies to:
  • Applies to International Tourists visiting Sri Lanka under tourist visa and optional for dual citizens, valid resident visa holders, Sri Lankan citizens who opt to come under the tourism route irrespective of the vaccination status.
  • No prior approval required from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Civil Aviation Authority.
  • There is no minimum duration of stay in Sri Lanka. Source
  • All visas must be applied online. Visit www.eta.gov.lk
Before applying for visa ensure you have the following:
  • A pre-confirmed booking at a Level 1(L1) ‘Safe & Secure’ hotel for up to 14 days; depending on the duration of your stay.
  • Hotel booking could be made directly with the hotel or through travel Agent or OTA.
  • Visitors are allowed to move within L1 hotels and use all facilities of the hotel.
  • Please visit www.srilanka.travel/helloagain


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