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You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions

Updated:

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07/2021

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Reviewed:

Current

Who can travel to

Sri Lanka

?

Partners to Foreign Nationals, Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders,Passengers with pre-approval for entry

Accepted tests for entry

PCR, Vaccination (2 Doses)

Test window

72 hours

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Sri Lanka COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Sri Lanka

?

Partners to Foreign Nationals, Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders,Passengers with pre-approval for entry

Do children need to be tested?

Children below 2 years are exempted from PCR testing. Children between 2-12 years undergo only exit PCR tests on day 14 to exit from quarantine.

Test Requirements

PCR, Vaccination (2 Doses)

Test window

72 hours

Result format

Print

Quarantine required and quarantine length

Yes

14 days,Differs for vaccinated travellers, see further information

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Can You Travel To Sri Lanka?

Passengers arriving via "Sri Lanka Tourism" must obtain an approval at https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Non-national residents wishing to return to Sri Lanka should contact their nearest Sri Lankan High Commission for advice. The Sri Lankan High Commission in London can be contacted by email: mail@slhc-london.co.uk.

All travellers must have a valid visa and a pre-confirmed booking at a Level 1 'Safe & Secure' hotel; depending on the duration of your stay & vaccination status. Additionally, travellers (regardless of vaccination status) must obtain COVID-19 travel insurance. There is the option for a local cover for USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 for a period of one month. Travellers must also purchase several PCR tests, depending on their vaccination status. For more details consult this pdf: https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/documents/Health_Protocols_for_Arrival_to_Sri_Lanka.pdf

All arrivals must apply for a visa in advance and download the "Visit Sri Lanka" app.

Local Measures
New guidelines applicable from 21st June to 5th July:

  • 2 individuals allowed to leave the house at any given time
  • Public transport is allowed with a capacity of 50 percent in provinces except for Western Province. For Western province Public transport is only allowed for employees attached to essential services.
  • Shops & Super Markets are allowed to open with restrictions. Shopping complexes will be allowed to be opened except in the Western Province.
  • Office meetings are not allowed in Western Province. 10 people can gather in other provinces
  • Religious places, gyms, hotels, guest houses, restaurants, night clubs, pubs and bars will remain closed
  • Exercise is allowed to be done alone, but team activities are prohibited.
  • Services may serve only one customer at a time

A 24-hour hotline number 1965 has been introduced for the public to make enquiries about essential services in operation while travel restrictions are in place.

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Travelling To Sri Lanka FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Sri Lanka

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Sri Lanka, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted. If you have been vaccinated, Sri Lanka will accept this as proof.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Sri Lanka

?

Sri Lanka accepts vaccination as an entry requirement and so you may not need to provide a PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate. However, to ensure that you and the people you meet when travelling are safe, we always recommend taking a PCR or Antigen test before travel.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Sri Lankais currently on the red list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You can book these tests online, but you will also have to arrange accommodation at a government chosen hotel on your arrival into the UK. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Sri Lanka is currently on the red list. Even though you are vaccinated, you will still need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You can book these tests online, but you will also have to arrange accommodation at a government chosen hotel on your arrival into the UK. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Sri Lanka

with a double vaccination certificate?

Sri Lanka accepts vaccination as an entry requirement and so you may not need to provide a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Sri Lanka

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Sri Lanka is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Sri Lanka, you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

For all countries, including Sri Lanka, you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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