Covid update for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka will open the borders from August 1

Sri Lanka has announced that it will welcome holidaymakers from all countries from August 1, but only if they meet strict requirements and undergo rigorous testing for Covid-19. The country’s tourism ministry has stated that all visitors must carry a certificate declaring themselves free of the virus, issued no earlier than 72 hours before boarding a flight to the island.

Accoring to the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB)  August is the month when they are planning to start welcoming tourists, precisely, August 1. But it is going to be for a limited number of people, and only in small groups. The Chairperson of SLTPB, Kimali Fernando, denied earlier reports that said that the tourism industry is set to reopen in mid-June. 

We recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Travel may only be permitted for certain purposes and recreational travel may not be specifically permitted. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for Sri Lanka.  

Updated on June 28, 2020.

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