Covid Entry Check: Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions

This Sri Lanka dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

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Last reviewed on 05 Jul 2022, 07:06AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
3.41% (last 7 days)
Local Restrictions & Policies
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  • Vaccination

Can you enter?

Travel is not restricted by traveller type (e.g., PR, Citizen, Resident).

What to expect in Sri Lanka?

💉 Vaccine exemptions

Vaccinated travellers are exempt from all Covid-19 test(s) and quarantine requirement(s).

These exemptions only apply to:
Travellers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 3 months before departure and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received a vaccine dose at least 14 days after the positive test and at least 14 days before departure.
Test results and vaccination certificates must be in English.

📝 Forms

You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane. You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.

• Travellers must have an authorization obtained by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: [email protected] .
-This does not apply to:
- nationals of Sri Lanka;
- Travellers arriving via ""Sri Lanka Tourism"" route."
• Travellers arriving via "Sri Lanka Tourism" route must have an authorization from Sri Lanka Tourism obtained at .
• Travellers must complete a "Health Declaration" form at before arrival.

For more information you may go to:

🌡️ Testing requirements

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a Covid-19 test from an accepted establishment taken prior to your departure from the first embarkation point.
On Arrival you may be required to complete a test for Covid-19 and/or some form of medical screening, the cost borne by the traveller

Travellers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English.
- This does not apply to Travellers younger than 2 years.

😷 Quarantine requirements

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 7 days. Quarantine served at your home / hotel
Reduced restrictions may apply to vaccinated travellers, please see Vaccine Exemptions for details

For more information you may go to:

Other important information:
• Travellers arriving via "Sri Lanka Tourism" must:
- obtain an approval at
- have an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) obtained before departure at
- have a confirmed hotel booking
• Travellers must have an approval from the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka by sending an email to: [email protected] - this does not apply to nationals and travelelrs under the "Sri Lanka Tourism" route
For further information visit:


We update our information every 24hrs from travel advisories and government websites. Due to the ever-changing nature of the Covid-19 situation, please remember to check the links provided and your local airlines before you travel. We use Google Translate for quick and timely translations, please excuse any errors. Thank you.