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Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka is currently not allowed except for government approved passengers arriving on repatriation flights.

Repatriation of Passengers to Sri Lanka:

Passengers who wish to return to Sri Lanka will have to contact the Sri Lankan Embassy in their country of residence for prior approval. **

  • The Embassy will then communicate with Sri Lankan Authorities for approval on behalf of passenger to obtain approvals from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) & Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Sri Lanka.
  • Once approval is granted, passengers to forward same approval to the below dedicated email address for booking and ticket issuance.

Email: CMB.repatriation@emirates.com

** (Note: When a local representative of the Sri Lankan government is not present at the point of origin, or when no response is received from the embassy, passengers should directly contact MOFA LK for approvals.)

For more information on entry procedures, for passengers who wish to return to Sri Lanka, kindly contact the nearest Sri Lankan Embassies or Consulates in respective countries.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test report in English. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure from point of origin. A second COVID‑19 PCR test will be carried out on all passengers on arrival.

Required forms

Customers are required to submit a completed Health Declaration Form (HDF) on arrival in Sri Lanka.

Other information

Passengers must have OK to board approval on their booking itinerary (PNR) from the Sri Lankan government to be accepted on flights to Colombo.

Passengers transiting through Colombo must have OK to board approval for onward travel and their transit time should not be longer than 12 hours.

Travel from Sri Lanka

Passengers travelling from Sri Lanka are advised to arrive a minimum of 4 hours before departure to allow time for health screening and document verification.

COVID 19 testing requirements

It is mandatory that customers confirm the COVID‑19 PCR test requirements as per the regulations of the destination country and present the test result certificate at check‑in.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.