For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Sri Lanka for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.
Most travelers can enter Sri Lanka, but there are restrictions. Travelers must pay for COVID-19 insurance on their booking for a stay at a level1 Safe and Secure certified hotel. Insurance is $12 USD with coverage of up to USD $50,000 for up to 1 month.
Travelers are required to present proof of vaccination before checking in to hotels and other public places. The health pass should be presented as valid proof of vaccination.
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Sri Lanka.
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering Sri Lanka.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.
Travellers returning from Sri Lanka must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
Visitors returning from Sri Lanka are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.
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