Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions for the U.S. People

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The Sri Lankan Ministry of Health has announced the country to be in Risk Alert Level 3. A nationwide prohibition on all meetings is in effect under these guidelines. A curfew may be imposed in high-risk locations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Sri Lanka owing to COVID-19, meaning that the country has a high level of COVID-19. If you are entirely vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine, your chance of catching COVID-19 and having severe symptoms may be reduced.

Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions for the U.S. People

Before Your Travel Plan to Sri Lanka, Things should know?

Travel Banned

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Sri Lanka. A cruise ship or private vessel passengers are not allowed to disembark.

Covid Vaccine for Travel

You need to be fully vaccinated before you visit Sri Lanka.

Applicants who have not been fully vaccinated must select a safe and secure certified Level 01 hotel for quarantine purposes.

Mandatory Covid Test

A negative Covid test is essential when entering Sri Lanka. U.S. nationals and LPRs who have been completely vaccinated must show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days prior to their flight.

Mandatory Health Declaration Form

Passengers need to complete a health declaration form before arriving in Sri Lanka.

Things to do in Sri Lanka while arriving

Quarantine required

Travelers who have not taken the complete course of a COVID vaccine are obliged to quarantine at a government hotel for 14 days upon the arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers are free from quarantine if they have obtained a full vaccine (typically two doses) and waited two weeks before traveling.

Due to continue alterations, kindly check for information about visa and tourism restrictions in Sri Lanka.

Covid Test at Airport

According to health officials, all travelers entering Sri Lanka must undergo a PCR test upon entry at the airport. You can enter the country merely if the results are negative. The airport will enable travelers to undergo a PCR test upon arrival and have their results within three hours.

Movement of Restrictions

The government has established a nightly curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.  The Government of Sri Lanka has imposed limitations on the inter-provincial voyage. As part of the voyage restriction, there will be checkpoints and an enhanced police presence on the borders of provinces.

Returning from Sri Lanka, Things to Know

Restrictions traveling from Sri Lanka

Travelers from Sri Lanka who do not have a travel history during the 14 days before their arrival can enter the United States.

Mandatory Covid test 

  • If you are entirely vaccinated, you must show vaccination confirmation and negative COVID-19 test results no more than three days before departure.
  • If you have not been fully vaccinated, A negative COVID-19 test result was obtained no more than one day before departure.

Travel attestation form

Passengers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be given by the airline at check-in.

Things to do in the USA while arriving

Covid Test

All travelers do get tested with a COVID-19 virus test 3–5 days following their trip.

Mandatory quarantine

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must stay at home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after returning home, even if you test negative after 3–5 days.

If you are not tested, you should return home and self-quarantine for 10 days after your trip.

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