Sri Lanka Mandates & Restrictions

Sri Lanka is open to tourists but quarantine is required, unless you have a vaccine passport.  Nationwide lockdown has been imposed until  September 13. Those not adhering to restrictions and local guidelines may be arrested.


Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Unvaccinated travelers are required to isolate at ‘Level 1 Safe and Secure’ hotels for 15 days or depending on the length of stay in Sri Lanka. Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided before boarding. A second PCR test will be administered on day 14, the quarantine period will end once the result is confirmed negative.


Sri Lanka announced on Aug. 13 that citizens would require vaccination cards to travel between provinces and in public spaces as of Sept. 15, according to Business Standard. Face masks are required in public places and public transport. Restaurants are open with new safety measures. Nightclubs and bars remain closed Updated August 18