Sri Lanka Quarantine package. – People stuck in India are trying their hands on all indirect routes to travel to their final destinations. Be it Qatar, Serbia, Albania, Uzbekistan, or the Maldives, these countries have helped these travellers reach back to their final destinations.
Recently with the effect of 19th August 2021, Sri Lanka has opened its doors for Indians. People can travel to Sri Lanka with few restrictions and can use it as a transit for 14/15 nights to travel to their final destinations.
Sri Lanka Quarantine package
With the opening of Sri Lanka, Indians can reach out to this final destination of theirs –
- India to Canada Via Sri Lanka
- India to USA via Sri Lanka
- India to Saudi Arabia via Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Quarantine package will be inclusive of –
- Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar
- 2 PCR Charges
- COVID-19 local travel insurance cover – USD50,000 unto period of one month,
- Meal plan –Colombo Hotel on FB Basis / Rest of the hotel on HB Basis
- Meeting and Assistance at the airport.
- Transportation in a Pvt Air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English speaking chauffeur
- Safety Kit ( Mask, Hand gloves, Sanitizer, Wet tissues, PPE Kit & Siddhalepa lakpeyawa Ayurvedic Teapot )
- Local Government Tax
- Toll charges.
- 1 SIM Card for 1 Room.
Sri Lanka Quarantine Package Exclusions
- Tips to Guides / Chauffeurs.
- Entrance fee for any sightseeing
- Any fluctuations in the dollar component will affect the cost.
- Any extra meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
- Early check-in or late checkout charges.
- Expenses of a personal nature.
- Any service not specifically mentioned in the inclusion.
- Visa Fees (please log on to www.eta.gov.lk)
- Lunch or any extra meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
- Camera or Video permits.
What points should be taken care of before planning travel to Canada via Sri Lanka
Entirely Vaccinated Passengers from India who have performed the prescribed doses of COVID-19 vaccination and landing after 2 weeks of completion of vaccination will be considered under this route. COVID 19 recovered travellers progressing to Sri Lanka with a single shot of vaccine will be regarded as ‘fully vaccinated’. The vaccination certificate should designate that the vaccination course has been completed following the direction of one dose. Any vaccination type accepted by the country of origin is acceptable.
Prior to boarding, travellers are required to:
a. Have a valid tourist visa before boarding a flight. All visas must be applied online. Visit eta.gov.lk.
b. Before applying for a visa, ensure you have the following.
i. A pre-paid booking at an “L1 Safe and Secure” 3 Star or above category hotel for the first 2 Days until the on-arrival PCR test is performed.
A pre-paid booking/s at 3 stars or above category hotel/s for the rest of stay. Hotel booking/s could be made directly with the hotel or through ‘Safe & Secure’ certified travel Please visit www.srilanka.travel/helloagain for information.
ii. Pay for the mandatory COVID-19 local travel insurance cover at USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 up to a period of one month (including children below 2 years).
iii. Pay for the on-arrival PCR test (USD 40 per PCR test). Children below 2 years are excluded from PCR tests.
iv. Please visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk to pay for your COVID 19 Insurance & PCR tests. Also to obtain your unique tourism reference number required to apply for the visa.
c. Have a negative PCR test done within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Children below 2 years are excluded).
d. Airport transfers to be arranged by either the respective Certified Safe & Secure hotel or Certified Safe & Secure travel agent.
Can a person Vaccinated with Covaxin enter Sri Lanka ?
“Any vaccination type accepted by the country of origin is acceptable”. As per the above statement, it is categorically written that people with Covaxin shall also be eligible to enter Sri Lanka
Also read – Can I Travel To USA With Covaxin Vaccination?
What documents one should carry while travelling to Sri Lanka ?
Documents can be asked at the airport to travel to Sri Lanka?
a. Negative COVID-19 PCR test report (English) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation
(excludes children below 2 years).
b. Original vaccination certificate/card.
c. Completed Health Declaration Form.
RTPCR test procedures and guidelines!
On arrival PCR test & leaving the bubble:
a. On arrival PCR test is performed at your “L1 Safe and Secure” 3 stars or above category hotel and upon a negative on Arrival PCR test report, travellers can leave the bio-bubble. The respective hotel doctor or Hotel Management will issue a “Discharge Document” upon verifying the status of vaccination and PCR test results.
b. The travellers are required to continue the rest of their stay at 3 stars or above category hotels.
c. Unvaccinated Children between 2-18 years are allowed to leave the bio-bubble with fully vaccinated parents upon a negative on arrival (Day 1) PCR test. However, these children should undergo a COVID-19 PCR test (arranged by the Hotel) on Day 10 after arriving in Sri Lanka from a Ministry of Health approved Private Sector or State Sector Laboratory. The results should be immediately informed to the area MOH by telephone or email.
Few tour options while you are in Sri Lanka –
Entrance Fees Supplements per Person Rate in USD:
Note: for children 50% of the Adult rate
|Name of the sightseeing location||SAARC|
|Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage||6|
|Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy||12|
|Hakgala Gardens, Nuwara Eliya||12|
|Seetha Amman Temple, Nuwara Eliya||free|
|Madu River Boat ride, Bentota||10|
|Turtle Hatchery, Bentota||3|
|Water sports in Bentota ( Combo ) Jet ski / Banana Boat Ride / Ringo Ride ( 01 round )||24|
|Colombo National Museum||6|
|Gangarama Temple, Colombo||3|
Also read – India to Canada via Maldives , Can I Travel To USA On B1/B2 Visa? & Indirect routes from India to Canada