Current travel advisories for Sri Lanka

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4 / 5

Sri Lanka is a country in Asia (Southern Asia) with around 22 million citizens and a land mass of 65,610 km². We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 0 / 5

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 531,070 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 13,472 reported deaths associated with the disease in Sri Lanka.


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0


Finnish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Canadian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Sri Lanka pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i New Delhi som dækker (Sri Lanka), da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19 test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Sri Lanka, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for terror og en ustabil sikkerhedssituation. Den 21. april 2019 sprang der flere bomber på hoteller og ved kirker i Sri Lanka. Der var mange dræbte og tilskadekomne som følge af eksplosionerne, heraf mange udlændinge. Angreb vil kunne ske uden varsel på steder, der bliver besøgt af mange vestlige turister. Du bør være forsigtig på steder, hvor der er mange mennesker. Det kan fx være ved offentlige bygninger, religiøse samlingssteder, turistattraktioner, indkøbscentre, markeder, trafikknudepunkter, hoteller, restauranter, caféer, natklubber og barer. Hvis du skal rundt i landet, bør du sikre dig, at den planlagte rute er farbar – forhør dig hos bus-/togselskab.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Australian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Flights departing for Australia are limited and schedules may change at short notice. Starting from 15 May, you’ll need to undertake a rapid antigen test within eight hours prior to checking in for your flight, in addition to the PCR test already required before travelling to Australia. All travellers to Sri Lanka must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of your departure or you will be unable to board your flight. Tourists are required to stay in approved hotel accommodation, acquire specific COVID-19 insurance and undertake multiple COVID-19 (PCR) tests (see 'Travel'). COVID-19 infection cases are increasing rapidly with curfews and travel restrictions imposed at short notice. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Sri Lanka due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Sri Lanka due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism.  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Sri Lanka due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, hospitals, and other public areas. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote areas. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 5


If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


Country information

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Basic facts

around 22 million
Covering landmass
65,610 km²
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Airports in Sri Lanka (extern)


Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Sri Lanka.

Is Sri Lanka safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Sri Lanka. With a risk index of 4 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Sri Lanka?

We currently know of 7 countries having issued advisories for Sri Lanka.

What countries does Sri Lanka share land borders with?

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.

Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!