Sri Lanka To Welcome Tourists From August 202025/06/2020
In South Asia, Sri Lanka is a beautiful country to visit. Sri Lanka is ready to welcome tourists from August 2020 after Coronavirus pandemic.
Starting from August 1, 2020 visitors from different parts of the world can visit Sri Lanka.
As, Sri Lanka is re-opening its border. Visitors will need to follow safety guidelines with a pre-caution in order to stay safe.
However, visitors can enter in Sri Lanka through airports only once the country re-opens for tourism.
Visitors can enter via Bandaranaike International Airport [BIA], Colombo Ratmalana Airport [RMA] and Mattala Rajapaksa Hambantota Airport [MRIA].
Also, visitors will need to apply for e-visa to enter in Sri Lanka. Validity of the visa will last for 30 days and extendable for up to 6 months after arrival.
Before arrival in Sri Lanka. Visitors will need to conduct a negative PCR test prior to boarding into flights.
The PCR test must be no older than 72 hours prior to boarding.
On arrival in Sri Lanka the airport will have high intensity sanitation measures in place for all areas including staffs. A PCR test will be further conducted through different airports for free.
Visitors will not require going into quarantine on arrival unless symptoms are detected.
Currently, it takes 24 hours to receive PCR test in Sri Lanka. But, authorities are trying to make it 4-6 hours by August.
In the event of a test will take 24 hours to get the results. Visitors can select a hotel for a one-night stay from Certified 4 or 5-star hotels in Colombo or Negombo until the test results are received.
There will be a further test conducted within 4-5 days after arrival by a mobile unit in coordination with the Certified Accommodation provider.
Meanwhile, travellers staying for more than 10 days will be required to take a third test during their stay.
There are plenty of information available about the upcoming changes to travel in Sri Lanka.
The country only has 2,001 confirmed cases, 1,602 recovery rates and 11 deaths.
You will find additional information about Sri Lanka from here.