From March 1, tourists, who have a vaccination certificate received at least two weeks before the trip, will not have to do a PCR test within 72 hours before entering the country. Sri Lanka accepts all Russian vaccines, including single-component ones.
Thus, to enter the country, vaccinated tourists will need a vaccination certificate (valid for 1 year) from March 1, and they will also need to fill out an online Health Declaration Form before flying to Sri Lanka.
A visa to Sri Lanka can be obtained on arrival or in advance.
Good sales of tours to Sri Lanka are discussed in the companies Intourist and Paks. "We receive daily applications for tours to Sri Lanka, even despite the exchange rate fluctuations. The most popular resorts of the island are Unavanuta, Bentota and Hikaduwa," the press service of the Intourist tour operator said.
Sri Lanka, according to the expert, most likely will not take any negative position towards Russia in the current global crisis, and therefore the flow of tourists there will be stable. Tour operators reminded that there are no changes in flight programs to Sri Lanka.
“The same air carriers fly to this country as before, in the same volumes. These are direct flights of Aeroflot and Srilankan Airlines, as well as flights of a large pool of Arab airlines - Emirates, flydubai, Air Arabia and others,” the Russian Express reported.
As it became known on March 1, Sri Lanka is extending the validity of visas for Russian tourists in Sri Lanka. Their visas will be automatically extended for 2 months free of charge.