Open with restrictions

Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions

165.8 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
11.12% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 9.76% last week
Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka border status

Travelers must pay for COVID19 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.


Outgoing travel to Sri LankaTraveling from Canada to Sri Lanka

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sri Lanka.
Exceptions

This requirement does not apply to: Travelers under the age of 2; Fully vaccinated travelers.

Foreign travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 96 hours before departure. Sri Lankan citizens have the additional option to provide a COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before departure. Some airlines may request a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours prior to departure. The test result must be in English.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Sri Lanka.
Details and exceptions

All travelers must stay at Certified Safe and Secure L1 hotels for up to 14 days on arrival in Sri Lanka. Travelers who test negative on their COVID-19 test on arrival are allowed to stay at any number of level 1 hotels, use all hotel facilities and visit approved tourist sites in a bio bubble. Travelers aged 2 years and older staying more than 5 days must take a PCR COVID-19 test to exit. Travelers staying more than 14 days must take a test between days 11-14 of their stay and they can leave the tourism bubble with a negative result

Documents
Pre-purchase test

Return travelReturning to Canada from Sri Lanka

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Sri Lanka must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.
Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Sri Lanka will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.
Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Sri Lanka

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Sri Lanka but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions