Sri Lanka has decided to lift the temporary restriction imposed on inbound visitors, effective June 1st.
However, the restriction on passengers who have traveled to India within the last 14 days will remain in effect until further notice, according to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Chairman Upul Dharmadasa.
According to the CAA, the total number of passengers allowed per flight cannot exceed 75.
All inbound travelers should be quarantined at a quarantine hotel/quarantine center/safe and secure certified level 1 hotel for a minimum of 14 days, according to the Director General of Health Services’ guidelines dated May 11, 2021, regardless of the type or number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine obtained.
The CAA chief also stated that holders of Sri Lankan passports and dual citizens do not need permission to land in Sri Lanka.
Foreign nationals, seafarers, businessmen, investors, and others, on the other hand, must obtain Ministry of Foreign Affairs approval to enter the island in addition to an entry visa.
The CAA has requested tourists arriving in Sri Lanka to refer to the Tourist Board’s directives via https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/
Further, a negative PCR test must be taken by all categories of travellers prior to departure point of origin as per airline or country requirements, the CAA noted.
In its media release, the CAA stressed that all passengers must adhere to the paid quarantine procedure.