Vi förutsätter att du har blivit dubbelvaccinerad.
In such unprecedented times, the safety and the protection of our passengers, visitors, and colleagues continue to be on top of our minds.
We know that traveling during this unprecedented time is somewhat different from your previous travel experience, therefore we know you come across areas that you want to clarify before your travel. – Importantly this information hub services will address them.
As a measure to accommodate last minute travel arrangements to Sri Lanka, the immigration and emigration department of Sri Lanka has announced the resumption of issuing visa on arrival at both Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Mattala Rajapakse International Airport (MRIA).
This service has resumed for a limited number of bonafide travellers who are fully vaccinated and is in effect since 07.10.2021.
This is a service initiated for last minute travel arrangements and for those who do not have sufficient time to apply for an online ETA. All other travel protocols and rules will be considered before granting the visa upon entry.
However, it is highly advisable to apply for an online ETA to ensure expediency and to avoid any delays at the arriving airport.
Information på engelska om de senaste reglerna för inresa – det har blivit avsevärt lättare för vaccinerade att resa in – välkommen till Sri Lanka.
The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has released a set of simplified regulations for travel in Sri Lanka;
Travellers (2 years and above) to carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test report and the original vaccination card (if applicable) in English, done within 72 hours prior to embarkation. Pre-infected Travellers (during past 3 months) to produce the above or a Rapid Antigen Report (in English) 48 hours prior to embarkation.
Procedure after formalities at the Airport
Free to travel to the community WITHOUT any other tests or quarantine stays.
Unvaccinated Children of Vaccinated Parents
Up to 12 Years: No further tests are needed.
12 – 18 Years: Day 1 PCR to be done at a Lab in Katunayake or Level 1 Safe & Secure Hotel before being allowed to go to the community.
Unvaccinated/ Partially Vaccinated
Arrival PCR Test and undergo a 14-day bio-bubble travel in Level 1 Safe & Secure Hotels.
Exit PCR Test/ RAT on Day 12 and be released on Day 14.
Unvaccinated Children of Unvaccinated/ Partially Vaccinated Parents
Up to 12 Years: No tests are needed
12-18 Years: Protocol same as ’Unvaccinated/ Partially Vaccinated’ Parents.
Pre-infected travellers (within the past 3 months) and arriving with a single dose of vaccine taken 2 weeks after recovery.
If arriving 14 days post-vaccination, the above protocol for ‘vaccinated’ will apply.
If not fully vaccinated, should arrive after obtaining a single dose of Astra Zeneca/ Pfizer BioNTech/ Moderna Vaccine.
If 14 days have not passed post-vaccination, protocols under ‘departed within less than two weeks post-vaccination’ will apply.
Unvaccinated children, up to 18 years will be free to move to the community with their parents.
*For travellers departed within less than two weeks after completion of recommended doses of vaccination, protocols under ‘unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated’ will be applied until they complete Day 14 post-vaccination.
The above protocol will take place with immediate effect until 31 October 2021. This will be revised depending on the COVID-19 situation in the country and globally.