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Is Sri Lanka Safe?

Sri Lanka has taken proactive measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country. The stringent protocols implemented by the government have proven effective and the last case of community transmission was reported on the 30th of April 2020. Currently, all positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported from an isolated cluster and quarantine centres. The country’s airports remain closed to travellers, as authorities are in the process of repatriating Sri Lankan nationals who want to return home. However, it is expected that the country will reopen for tourism soon.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) released a comprehensive operational guideline with health protocols in June 2020. This guideline includes arrival and departure procedures, protocols for accommodation, tourist facilities, attractions and internal travel. The country is committed to ensuring the safety and good health of its citizens, as well as visitors.

The COVID-19 updates section of this website will be updated with new information as soon as it is released.