Tour booking

  • A prior booking of the tour package should be done online or via SLTDA registered travel agency. We are delighted to inform that Tripavi is among the top agents who are certified to operate.
  • While there is no mandatory minimum night requirement, it is mandatory for the tourist to book all accommodation only at SLTDA registered and ‘Safe & Secure’ certified establishments and a guest can only stay at level 1 of such hotels for the first 14 nights of the stay; however, moving in between any number of level one hotels within the first 14 nights are allowed.
  • We also recommend to stay minimum of 02 nights at a level 1 hotel until your first PCR report comes negative.
  • A travel itinerary pre-planned with all details of confirmed reservations made at SLTDA registered and ‘Safe & Secure’ certified accommodation establishments.
  • Prior to obtaining the visa all travellers are requested have obtained the special COVID 19 cover insurance introduced by Sri Lanka Tourism (premium of USD12/- per person, adults & children including) which grants you a 30 day hospitalization cover valuing up to USD50,000 to be paid via your DMC “Tripavi” or this facility will be available for direct payment for all travelers once the Sri Lanka tourism app is launched. (Your Travel Consultant will be happy to advise you on this with more information)


  • It is mandatory to pay for PCR tests depending on the number of days of the stay in Sri Lanka prior to obtaining the visa. Tripavi could co-ordinate this with Sri Lanka Tourism on behalf of you for the process(USD40 per test per person -adults & children including)

Visa procedure

  • The “Visa Free” status and the issuance of “On Arrival” visas are suspended until further notice.
  • All tourists entering Sri Lanka are required to obtain online tourist visas before arrival. (Travellers from UK are not permitted to apply until further noticed)
  • An online tourist visa fee of USD 35 will be applicable until further notice. Your visa to Sri Lanka is valid for 3 months but could be extended at an added fee.
  • A valid return air ticket.


Airline requirement

  • Any Airline operating flights to Sri Lanka will check tourists for valid visas and negative PCR test reports done within 96 hours before boarding the flight.
  • Check with your airline if it’s mandatory to do a PCR test prior to boarding (from Sri Lanka) as different airlines may have different rules.


Special notes:

  • Submit a completed health declaration from (HDF) to health counters at the Colombo / Mattala Airports (PDF forms are available for downloads from Sri Lanka tourism website. Our Travel consultants will also help in this process sending you the correct forms prior to your departure)
  • Currently no exceptions would be made for vaccinations taken; all safety protocols should be adhered to regardless.
  • All tourists should undergo a PCR test at the check in to the first level one hotel and is kindly requested to refrain from leaving the hotel until the test reports of this PCR test is received.
  • A repeat PCR test to be conducted 5-7 days after the arrival or if the guest develops respiratory symptoms, whichever comes first.
  • For tourists staying up to 14 days, the third PCR after the arrival in Sri Lanka is waived off.
  • For children aging lesser than 12 years, no PCR tests will be required.
  • If any tourist is tested positive for COVID-19, and symptomatic he/she will be sent to a hospital or a quarantine hotel and will be covered with the above mentioned COVID-19 insurance cover. If, non-symptomatic, the guest will be isolated in the hotel they are staying and relevant procedures will be taken.
  • The booked in accommodation establishments/hotels, travel agents or tour operators are responsible for arranging safe transportation of tourists within the country.
  • Wearing masks in public places, maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters and sanitizing your hands are important.
  • Sri Lanka Tourism has initiated discussions with relevant authorities to consider relaxation of tourist visa conditions to encourage long stays and multiple visits of tourists.

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