Starting from today (0000 Hrs. 1st June 2021) Sri Lanka has resumed its international flights with most of the destinations which were suspended since 21st May amid the fear of Covid-19.
However, the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka has put some restrictions on incoming international flights in the country.
Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions
As per the media release issued by CAASL, all incoming passengers and flights arriving at Sri Lanka’s International Airport have to comply with the following restrictions until further notice;
- Each incoming flight can carry only a maximum of 75 passengers in total.
- Any passenger with a travel history to India (including transit) in the past 14 days will not be permitted to arrive.
- All arriving passengers will be subject to a 14 day quarantine period as per instructions of the Health Authorities.
Travel Ban On India, UK and Vietnam
Sri Lanka will refuse entry to arrivals from the U.K., India, and any person who stayed in those territories in the last 14 days before their departure to Sri Lanka.
It must be noted that due to a huge surge in Covid-19 cases in India, Sri Lanka has suspended all flights to/from India on 06th May 2021.
Moreover, the DGCA has also informed all airlines that passengers with a travel history to Vietnam (including transit) in the past 14 days will not be permitted to disembark in Sri Lanka.
Sir Lanka Is Open For Tourists
Sri Lanka is now open for tourists from most countries but all foreign travelers will need to acquire a visa, health insurance, and obtain a negative COVID-19 test result taken no longer than 92 hours before their trip.
Moreover, travelers will also need to show proof of a booking at a level 1 hotel where they will be isolated in a “bio bubble” for at least the first 13 days of their stay. At their hotel, guests will be tested on arrival, on days 5-7, and again on day 14.