Latest health procedure to visit Sri Lanka

Health Protocol for Arrivals to Sri Lanka Tourism Travel Bio Bubble

Applies to International Tourists visiting Sri Lanka under the tourist channel.

Prior to boarding, travelers are required to:

a.Have a valid tourist visa before boarding a flight. All visas must be applied online. Visit

b. Before applying for the visa, ensure you have the following.
i. A pre-confirmed booking at a Level 1 ‘Safe & Secure Certified’ hotel/s for up to 15 days depending on the duration of your stay and vaccination status. Hotel booking/s could be made directly with the hotel or through ‘Safe & Secure’ certified travel Agent or OTA. Visitors are allowed to move within L1 hotels and using all facilities of the hotel upon the negative on arrival PCR. Please visit
ii. Pay to hotel or Travel agent for the mandatory COVID-19 local travel insurance cover at USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 up to a period of one month (including children below 2 years).
iii. Pay to hotel or Travel agent for PCR tests (USD 40 per PCR test) depending on the status of your vaccination.(Refer to table 1 below).
c. Have negative PCR test done within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Children below 2 years are excluded).
Please check your airlines requirements also.

Airport transfers to be arranged by either the respective Certified Safe & Secure L1 hotel or Certified Safe & Secure travel agent. All travelers should undergo On Arrival (Day One) COVID-19 PCR tests;

• Children between 2- 12 years of age will be exempted from On Arrival (Day One) PCR testing ONLY if they are following the non-vaccinated route.
• Children below 2 years are exempted from PCR testing. However, if the parents/guardians develop symptoms or result in positive PCR test reports, children will undergo PCR tests.

At the airport produce the following:

• Negative COVID-19 PCR report (English) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation (All travelers excluding children below 2 years).
• Original vaccination certificate/card (together with a certified copy of English language translation if the certificate/card is not in English or if relevant data are not indicated in English in a non – English certificate/card) or verifiable evidence of vaccination.
• Completed Health Declaration Form.