En De
Total doses
given
39.7M
People fully
vaccinated
14.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
66.86%
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test certificate tested within 72 hours prior to departure or a negative Rapid Antigen test certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR

Full Restrictions:

21.06.2022

All travellers

All visitors are advised to apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to enter Sri Lanka. Visitors can apply for an ETA on the ETA website. Further information on eligibility is available on the Department of Immigration and Emigration website.

On arrival visa facilities are available, however applying for an ETA before travel is advised for ease of travel and to prevent delays on arrival.

All visitors need to comply with the guidelines imposed for tourists by the Government of Sri Lanka.

If your visa is expiring you will need to apply for an extension through the Department for Immigration and Emigration. You should ring the Department for Immigration and Emigration on +94 70 710 1050 or visit their website to make an appointment.

Entry requirements could change at short notice, and government websites are not always up to date. You should follow the instructions of the local authorities.

If you’re fully vaccinated

On 27 February, the Government of Sri Lanka announced that fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test before arrival. You can read the details of the announcement.

On 17 June, the Government of Sri Lanka announced that COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer mandatory for all visitors. However, it is important to ensure you take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel abroad. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Proof of vaccination status

Sri Lanka will only accept the UK’s printed version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Unvaccinated travellers aged 12 and above entering Sri Lanka, will need to show proof of either a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before embarkation), or a negative Rapid Antigen Test report (taken within 48 hours before embarkation). Self-swab tests will not be recognised. See information on getting a test before entry. (Children under the age of 12 are exempt.)

Find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated in Sri Lanka on the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority website.

Children and young people

Unvaccinated children aged 11 years and under of fully vaccinated parents who are tourists or foreign nationals, are allowed to travel with fully vaccinated parents.

Children between the age of 12-18 who have obtained at least a single dose of a recognised vaccine (at least 2 weeks before travel) will be considered ‘fully vaccinated’.

Unvaccinated children between the age of 12-18 entering Sri Lanka, will need to show proof of either a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before embarkation), or a negative Rapid Antigen Test report (taken within 48 hours before embarkation). Self-swab tests will not be recognised. See information on getting a test before entry.

If you’re transiting through Sri Lanka

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination. Transit via Sri Lanka is permitted, as long as the connecting flight is within 10 hours of arrival. Travellers should check with their airline on the transit times. There may be limited airside refreshment facilities available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Sri Lanka, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

All visitors are advised to apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to enter Sri Lanka. Further information on eligibility is available on the Department of Immigration and Emigration website.

Visitors can apply for an ETA on the ETA website.

On arrival visa facilities are available, however applying for an ETA before travel is advised for ease of travel and to prevent delays on arrival.

All visitors need to comply with the guidelines imposed for tourists by the Government of Sri Lanka.

Tourist visas are normally valid for 30 days. If you overstay your visa you could be fined or detained by the police.

If your visa is expiring you will need to apply for an extension through the Department for Immigration and Emigration. You should ring the Department for Immigration and Emigration on +94 70 710 1050 to make an appointment or visit their website to apply for a visa extension online.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.