Sri Lanka detected first corona virus case in 11th of March and imposed a lock down and curfew to curb the spread of Covid-19 epidemic from 16th of March 2020. As at today(8th of May 2020), there are 824 confirmed cases with 9 deaths and 240 recovered.
All passenger flight are cancelled and only few operates to fly in the Sri Lankans into the country or move the foreigners who are stranded in Sri Lanka out of the country.
Update 22nd of May 11:27pm SL standard time
Currently there are 1068 confirmed Covid-19 patients in Sri Lanka. The curfew has been lifted except for Colombo and Gampaha districts. The government has imposed new regulations on public transport and social distancing. Travelling is not allowed except shopping and reporting to work.
Update 28th of May 12:12am SL standard time
Sri Lanka has relaxed the curfew on Colombo and suburbs after 66 days of continuous lock-down. Government is also considering opening up the airport from 1st of August 2020. Covid-19 cases increased to 1,278 on 26th of May, though most of the infections are reported from Sri Lankan workers arriving from Kuwait.
Update 9th of June 5:47pm SL standard time
The government of Sri Lanka announced plans to host tourists from August with strict guidelines on social distancing and virus prevention measures. All tourists who wish to enter Sri Lanka must have a COVID-19 free certificate issued within 72 hours. Regardless, every tourist will be subjected to a virus test upon arrival. A second test will be done on 4 or 5 days later. If they are planning to stay more than 10 days, a third test will follow. The visa fee is increased to $100 and the tourists can’t use public transport during the stay.
We will keep you updated of the situation regularly. Keep watching this page.