travel to Sri Lanka rules

This is the updated rules to travel to Sri Lanka now, from January 2022:

RULES FOR TRAVEL TO SRI LANKA:

πŸ“§ :  Get your e-visa:  www.eta.gov.lk 

βš•οΈ: Get the mandatory COVID 19 Local Insurance cover at USD 12 HERE.

πŸ›« Bring Vaccine.cert + health declaration form + proof of negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours before departure)  to the airport for check inn. 

πŸ›¬ At arrival in Sri Lanka:  NO PCR – NO QUARANITINE. 


For more details on the rules to enter Sri Lanka, watch my 2 latest YouTube videos:

Planning to Travel to Sri Lanka?

This is what you have to know, and the documents you need:

All the rules: Children, Recovered from Covid, Vaccinated.

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New Travel Rule from December 18:

All travellers need to buy the local Covid 19-insurance.

You need to buy it before you travel – 19 USD per person. It gives one month cover for USD 50.000. You can read more about the cover here.

We would also recommend anyone travelling to have their own Travel Insurance in addition to this. A good travel insurance will have you covered in case of last minute cancellation, by accidents, thefts or other things that can happen during your travel in Sri Lanka.

Health Declaration Form:

You can manually fill out the health declaration from before you travel to Sri Lanka. Download it from HERE. The other option from December 2021, is to register your details online: https://airport.lk/health_declaration/index

Visa to travel to Sri Lanka:

You will find all the details in this blog post:

Do you want to know more about travel to Sri Lanka?

Check out the page: Travel Sri Lanka At Ease.


Do you need PCR test before exit Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka does not have a rule about testing before you exit the country. It is not required to have a negative test to enter Bandaranaike International Airport.

However, the country you are flying to might require a negative test before boarding the flight. Also some airlines require a negative test before flying.

🚩Please check with the country of destination and the airline you booked with what you need to arrange.

Where to get a PCR test in Hikkaduwa:

We can help you to book an appointment for PCR testing in Hikkaduwa when you are staying with our hotel. Please note we are not responsible for the appointment, but will help you to call and arrange everything.

Several private laboratories offer the service to come to our hotel to test you here. Easy, safe and convenient 😊

PCR testing hotel Hikkaduwa

Nawaloka Laboratory – Galle – 

They come to the Hotel for testing!

Price:Β  LKR 7.500 Time:Β  from 06:30 to 18:30

PCR report:  English report given next day – within 24 hours. 

(Book by WhatsApp:  send photo of flight ticket & passport, location, and time) 

☎️    +94772671256

Hikkaduwa:  Derana Medical Laboratory 

Go yourself to the laboratory for testing!

Price:Β  LKR 6.500 Time:Β  Morning 10-12

PCR report:  English report given next day – 24 hours. 

(Book appointment and bring copy of flight ticket & passport) 

☎️ +94912 274 696

Lanka Hospital  Galle/Ambalangoda

They come to the Hotel for testing!

Price:Β  LKR 6.500 (+5.000 for transport) Time:Β  from 06:00 to 19:00

PCR report:  English report given within 12 hours. 

(Book by WhatsApp:  send photo of flight ticket & passport, location, and time) 

☎️  +94763123308

πŸ›«Airport PCR testing facility

Airport:   They have a new Testing Centre for PCR (rapid test) at the airport. 

Price:  USD 40   

Time:  You need to come at least 6 hours before your departure. 

English report within 3 hours waiting time? (Bring copy of flight ticket & passport)Β 

So, what if the test is positive?

If your pre-departure PCR test comes back postive – it means you can not fly out from Sri Lanka as planned. This is due to safety and rules from the Airlines you are flying with.

You will need to quarantine in special designated hotels here in Sri Lanka for 10 days – or until you get a negative test.

Watch Meretes new video to learn more about this:

πŸ‘‰Learn more about the Covid care at Lanka Hospitals.

☎️ or contact: + 94 11 553 0000

πŸ‘‰ Learn more about theCovid care at Nawaloka Hospitals.

☎️ or contact: + 94 77 116 6116

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