Sri Lanka tourism is readying for an early tourism revival post COVID-19, as the country starts opening up gradually amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As per latest news, the country will welcome all nationalities and all types of travelers from August 1, albeit with some conditions.
- Travelers must spend a minimum of 5 days
- You will require a valid visa, which will cost USD100. The visa is valid for 30 days and can be extended for up to 6 months after arrival. You need the following documents to apply for a visa:
- Booking details at certified accommodation
- Travel itinerary
- Return ticket
- Proof of medical insurance
You will have to select from a hotel listed on the Sri Lanka tourism website. There will be no travel restrictions between districts for tourists but as foreign tourists are prohibited from using public transport, they will have to arrange for transport through their hotel. All tourist sites will be open from the 1 August, with safety protocols and measures in place. For more information, look up Sri Lanka’s visa requirements here.
Covid tests: A negative PCR test is required prior to boarding the flight and on arrival. The test should be no older than 72 hours before you board. In addition, every visitor will have to undergo the PCR test on arrival, which will be conducted free of charge.
We hope that the coming season will be a good one for the host country and its visitors. Hope to see you, soon. Ayubowan!