Sri Lanka is the latest country to establish a travel bubble arrangement with India, bringing the list of destinations to 28 now.
“In the near future, all eligible passengers will be able to travel between the two countries,” India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Monday. While no flight dates to Sri Lanka have been announced, travel rules have been drawn up.
Latest Regulations for Travel to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s new entry rules make a distinction between fully vaccinated travelers and others. Travelers who have completed the recommended dose of the COVID-19 vaccination and arrive two weeks after completing the vaccination will be considered vaccinated. These travelers will still require an RT-PCR test to enter the country and be tested again on arrival, but there will be fewer restrictions on their movement.
Other travelers will have to abide by a strict set of rules, which include multiple tests during their stay, staying only in class 1 hotels for the first 14 days, and traveling within the Biosphere – which is also limited to a specific set of sights and purposes land. (See a list of first class hotels here.)
Children under 12 require fewer tests, and children under two are exempt unless their parents are unvaccinated and symptomatic on arrival. Passengers must also be tested upon arrival. Passengers must undergo one PCR test if they are vaccinated, and two if not (on day 11).
Here are the rules issued on April 7:
Check the Sri Lanka tourism website for updates