Covid Update

General requirements

  • There is no requirement to produce COVID-19 Vaccine Certifications for any person arriving via airports or seaports to Sri Lanka.
  • There is no requirement to produce any pre boarding or on arrival negative COVID-19 tests by nay person arriving via airports or seaports to Sri Lanka.

Quarantine requirements

  • If foreign nationals/tourists become COVID-19 positive after arriving to Sri Lanka, they should isolate for 7 days in an approved Private Hospital or in an Intermediate Care Centre managed by the private hospital or in a safe and secure certified hotel where they are staying or if available in their residence. Sri Lankan nationals can isolate at home. The cost of the treatment/isolation should be borne by the foreign nationals/tourists
  • All Tourist visa and Foreign Passport Holders (excluding Diplomatic passport holders and family) require mandatory Sri Lanka COVID-19 Insurance coverage at a cost of USD 12 which has a cover of USD 75,000 for one month. (This is because foreign national passport holders are required to have an insurance cover for at least $50,000 including hospitalized treatment for a Covid-19 infection. The intended period of stay plus an additional 14 days should be covered by the insurance).
  • The COVID 19 Insurance coverage is not required to board an aircraft but upon landing in Sri Lanka, he/she must purchase the policy prior to leaving the respective airport in Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lankan passport holders do not require the COVID-19 Insurance coverage when traveling to Sri Lanka.
  • Dual citizens are considered as Sri Lankans.