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Date last updated:  01 Oct 2021

Latest extracts from Sri Lanka Tourism Operational Guidelines with Health Protocols on 28 Sep 2021 - Full report (here)

Please note

  • No minimum number of days is required for a stay.
  • No restrictive quarantine required.
  • Fully Vaccinated” travelers can stay at any type of accommodation and no on-arrival PCR test required.
  • Not-Fully Vaccinated’’ travelers stay in a ‘Flexible bio-bubble’ with all facilities of the hotels made available and ability to visit approved tourist sites.
  • Not-Vaccinated’’ travelers can still have a great time under the protection of the Tourism Bio Bubble for a duration of 14 nights/15 days.
  • Children below 12 years are exempted from on-arrival and exit PCR / Rapid Antigen tests.
  • All visitors pay mandatory local covid insurance of 12 USD with one month cover of 50,000 USD. Pay through https://visitsrilanka.gov.lk/
  • All visitors other than fully vaccinated will pre-pay the mandatory PCR Tests (40 USD per PCR test). Pay through https://visitsrilanka.gov.lk/
  • All visitors to apply visa online through http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/

Our services

  • Free Covid-19 tested driver - We arrange you a driver with Covid-19 PCR test done within 24 hrs to your pick up - only available for pre-plan 14 days or more tours.
  • Arrange a mobile PCR testing unit to your accommodations
  • We look after A-Z stuff with Gov Covid-19 protocols when you reserve a tours with us.

About PCR Tests - For Not-Vaccinated

  • Negative PCR Test - within 72 hours before arrival -  Any Airline operating flights to Sri Lanka will check tourists for valid visas and negative PCR test.
  • First PCR Test - First test will be taken at the ariport or just before the check-in to the room
  • Second PCR Test -
    • If stay is less than 5 days - no exit PCR required
    • If stay is between 5-14 days – perform the PCR depending on the date of departure (i.e. 24-48 hours before departure)
    • If stay is more than 14 days – perform PCR on 11-14th day of arrival. Upon negative results for both PCRs travelers are allowed to leave the bio-bubble and the respective L1 hotel doctor will issue a discharge document upon verifying the PCR test results
  • Your departure flight and next destination may require PCR test results ready

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