September 29, 2022

Sri Lanka opens its doors to fully vaccinated Indian travelers


Fully vaccinated travelers from India will now be able to travel to Sri Lanka. According to reports, anyone traveling from India who has completed both doses of the Covaxin or Covishield vaccine will be allowed to enter the island nation.

According to the last travel rule, partially vaccinated or unvaccinated people will not be allowed.

Reports also state that those arriving from India who have recovered from COVID-19 and have taken a dose of the vaccine, must be able to show a valid document written in English that certifies recovery from COVID-19 between 28 and 90 days of arrival in Sri Lanka. However, these travelers would be allowed entry if they can prove that they have received at least a single dose of AstraZeneca / Pfizer BioNTech / Moderna / Johnson and Johnson vaccine, or any other recommended single dose of COVID-19 vaccine. , and that the vaccination certificate must clearly indicate that the vaccination cycle is completed after administration of a dose.

Travelers must have a valid tourist visa before boarding the flight. You can get a visa by applying on eta.gov.lk. However, before applying for the visa, make sure you have a prepaid reservation at a three-star or higher “L1 Safe and Secure” hotel for the first two days until the PCR test on arrival is completed. carried out. And once they receive a negative report, travelers will be allowed to leave the bio-bubble.

Passengers will also have to pay for local COVID-19 travel insurance, as well as their RT-PCR test which will be performed on arrival. Children under the age of 2 will remain exempt from the test, unless their parents develop COVID symptoms or test positive for COVID.