Entry Restrictions in Sri Lanka
There's currently no minimum number of days and restrictive quarantine required, however, all tourists will be placed in a 14-day Bio Bubble as part of an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The Bio Bubble will give visitors a relative amount of freedom to travel within the country while still observing safety protocols.
Before traveling, passengers need approval from the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also required to show (printed, original) a negative PCR test (taken up to 96h before departure) on arrival.
All travelers must stay at a certified ‘Safe & Secure’ Level 1 hotel for up to 13 nights/14 days of their stay and visas must be applied online through the Immigration portal, Find a link here.
Make sure you pre-purchase your PCR tests and insurance cover before you apply for the visa. Important! The number of prepaid PCR tests varies depending on how long you’re staying in Sri Lanka;
1-5, days pay for one PCR test
1-14 days, pay for two PCR tests
14 days or more, pay for three PCR tests.
Visitors are allowed to visit government-approved sites as long as a guide is present, and time slots have been booked in advance.
You can't interact with people outside of the Bio Bubble for the first 14 days, and you won't be able to meet other groups of travelers during that time.
After 14 days and a negative PCR test, travelers are allowed to freely interact with others and travel the country.
Updated; April 19th, 2021
UK - Sri Lanka Trip Specific Restrictions
There are a few important points travelers from the UK should keep in mind before heading off to Sri Lanka.
All though not red-listed, all travelers returning from Sri Lanka are subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine, negative PCR, and a completed Public Health Passenger Locator form. You are also advised to stay at home and follow local lockdown rules.
Be aware that there are restrictions on international travel, and you are required to fill out a declaration of travel form ahead of your departure.
Updated on March 29, 2021.