COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice
29
Apr

COVID-19 Travel Advisory Notice

Updated as of 28th September 2021

SRI LANKA HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED FROM UK RED LIST

Most countries are now permitted to come to Sri Lanka.  Please check with your Country of origin on whether you are permitted to travel and what border restrictions are in place.
Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) are fairly low in Sri Lanka (including the Delta variant) and daily cases are approx 1,300.  The Sri Lankan Government are taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus. You should comply with screening measures put in place by the authorities and airlines.
The country will be coming out of lockdown on the 1st October.  Tourists are allowed to visit sites and travel around the country.

Entry and Visas.
Flights to Sri Lanka are now permitted. If you are wishing to visit Sri Lanka there are certain restrictions (a certain number of PCR tests, Insurance and staying at a Level 1 hotel)  For all the information you require please see below:-
https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/
Its also worth visiting the FB page for further info:- Hello Again Sri Lanka Tourism 2021
Visas are only given to travellers who book a Level 1 Safe and Secure Hotel and the visa will be for 30 days. There are no minimum days that you should stay in Sri Lanka.
See above links and your Travel agent to obtain the correct information.

Hotel bookings.
If you have been vaccinated against Covid-19 it is mandatory that you stay in a Level 1 Hotel for 24hrs with one PCR test.   For non-vaccinated travellers its the 14 days.
​After that you are free to stay at Sea Heart House or any Hotel of your choosing. However mask wearing and social distancing will still be in place when you are travelling around and visiting various places.  A list of Level 1 hotels are available below and you can book with them directly or via your travel agent https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/documents/Level1Hotels/Level1HotelList.pdf

Local measures.
Travel restrictions between districts remain in place, restrictions for customers inside restaurants, supermarkets and shops and government office’s are either closed or with reduced staff.
Social distancing and mask wearing in public remain in force and those not adhering to the restrictions risk arrest.  Temperature checks and hand sanitizing stations are at many supermarkets/banks/shops etc.  Speak to your travel agent for the latest information, and follow the instructions of the security forces at all times.

Further information.
Information on coronavirus is available from Public Health England and the WHO website
You can find more information about cases in Sri Lanka on https://www.hpb.health.gov.lk/en or  ​http://epid.gov.lk/web/index.php?lang=en