Can I travel to Sri Lanka?

With Red Dot Tours, you can be sure that your health and safety is taken seriously. As the world comes to terms with Covid-19, the urge to travel has returned as strongly as ever. There is a big world out there and many are eager to see it. Some of you will be warier, but still want to plan a holiday. Assessing the risk of on your holiday to Sri Lanka will mean different things to different people. You have a right to expect proper safety standards and precautions from airlines, drivers, guides and hoteliers. When you ask “can I have a holiday in Sri Lanka after Covid-19?” you deserve a detailed answer. Below, we seek to give you all the information you need.


Key points

Fully Vaccinated travellers are exempted from pre-departure Covid-19 PCR/ Rapid Antigen tests.

All travellers are exempt from on-arrival PCR / Rapid Antigen tests

Partially or non-vaccinated travellers, including children of 12-18 years, must produce a pre-departure PCR test (72 hours before departure) or rapid antigen test (48 hours before departure, no self-swabs allowed). Children under 12 are exempt.

Travellers who have had Covid-19 within the previous six months are counted as fully vaccinated under circumstances detailed below.

Vaccination certificates or cards must be produced at the airport (in English or with certified English translation).

No quarantine required irrespective of vaccination status

There is no longer a requirement to submit a Health Declaration Form.

Mandatory Sri Lanka Covid insurance is no longer required

Visitors can then apply for online visa through

All travellers can travel freely but they are advised to use Safe and Secure certified accommodation providers and travel agents


Full details, including downloadable pdfs, are available at


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