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Sri Lanka is Open!

Sri Lanka is open to UK visitors and it is off the Red List. See below for detailed information regarding entry requirements. To arrange your holiday and for the most up to date information please call us on 01273 923100 or email 

We are all desperate for a holiday but in the new covid era there are extra factors to consider before booking. Below we cover detailed information about holidaying in Sri Lanka. For all our holidays we have teams on the ground to assist with any issues as well as a 24 hour UK emergency number should you need additional assistance.

Updated: October 2021

Sri Lanka Entry Requirements
Sri Lanka has been open to UK tourists since February 2021. You do not need to be double vaccinated to enter Sri Lanka.

Before you travel to Sri Lanka you will need to:

  • Ensure you have insurance cover – we can recommend an insurance provider
  • Obtain a visa. This is an easy online process that takes approx. 48 hours and is sent by email.
  • Ensure you have paid for your compulsory insurance – only if you’re over 18 and not fully vaccinated
  • Take a PCR test within 72 hours before travel
  • Complete a simple (1 page) health declaration form

On arrival in Sri Lanka you will need to:

  • If not fully vaccinated, travel with an approved operator/agent. Our teams in Sri Lanka are approved.
  • If not fully vaccinated, stay at Safe & Secure hotels. All the hotels we use are approved.
  • If not fully vaccinated, visit approved tourist sites. All key cultural sites and national parks are listed as well as some less visited national parks.
  • If not fully vaccinated, take a PCR test on arrival and on day 12 (if you stay that long – you can stay any length of time).
  • If you are fully vaccinated and travelling with children then the rules are different depending on the age of your children. Please discuss this with one of our travel specialists as they can explain in detail how this affects your holiday.

To return to the UK you will need to:

  • If not fully vaccinated, take a lateral flow or PCR test within 72 hours before travel
  • Complete a UK Passenger Locator Form – this can be completed online
  • If fully vaccinated organise a lateral flow test for day 2
  • If not fully vaccinated, organise a PCR test for day 2 and day 8 and self-isolate for 10 days.

Flexible Booking for Peace of Mind
We offer a comprehensive flexible booking policy so that you can book your holiday with confidence should the entry requirements to Sri Lanka change or Sri Lanka move to the red list. We have also researched the different travel insurance providers to come up with a recommendation to provide the best cover should you catch coronavirus or be required to isolate when you are due to travel.

Please bear in mind that this information can change without notice. By booking with Sundowner, we will ensure you have the latest information and will be able to assist with entry requirements and detailed questions.

The starting point is to browse a few holiday ideas and talk to us about what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a beach focused holiday, a two centre relaxed immersion or a fast paced highlights tour, one of our Sri Lanka specialists can design the perfect holiday for you. 

We design every holiday from scratch to suit each individual. Call us now on 01273 923100 or complete an enquiry form, let us know what you’re looking for and your budget and we will put a Sri Lanka holiday together for you.

Sri Lanka Holiday Ideas (all prices include flights)

Boutique Sri Lanka & Beach

14 days
An unforgettable holiday in Sri Lanka. At a perfect pace with a lovely dose of beach, this private highlights & beach tour stays in a combination of beautiful boutique hotels each with fantastic staff, stunning views and a great selection of local activities.
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Sri Lanka Boutique Highlights Honeymoon

15 days
A Boutique Sri Lanka Highlights Honeymoon staying in gorgeous hotels with fantastic service and stunning views. With a private vehicle and driver and a wealth of scenery, temples, fun activities and perfect downtime this will be a honeymoon with moments that will stay with you forever.
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From £2,839pp£2,497pp

Sri Lanka Highlights SPECIAL OFFER

12 days
A super SPECIAL OFFER allowing you to take in Sri Lanka highlights and enjoy our favourite hotels at an exclusive price. Take in the Cultural Triangle, the Tea Hills, a leopard safari in Yala and a luxury beach stay to end the perfect Sri Lanka holiday.
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Sri Lanka Highlights

15 days
An all encompassing Sri Lanka highlights holiday that takes you from the iconic sights of the Cultural Triangle and an elephant safari to the vistas of the Tea Hills before hitting the coast for some leopard tracking and whale watching. The perfect dip into Sri Lanka.
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From £2,798pp£2,398pp

Sri Lanka & Maldives Holiday

15 nights
This 15 night Sri Lanka & Maldives holiday includes a collection of luxurious boutique hotels and a relaxed pace that allows you to immerse yourselves in both destinations as you soak up the culture, history and beaches of the Indian Ocean.
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Sri Lanka Family Highlights

12 days
Discover the ancient kingdoms from a working fruit farm, explore Kandy from a 100 year old hill retreat, cycle through rural Galle from a country estate and play on the tropical beaches from your own private beach villa.
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Classic Sri Lanka Honeymoon

13 nights
A safari under canvas in prime leopard country, picnics in the tea plantations and a private beach hideaway on the beaches of Galle, these are just some of the incredible highlights in this romantic 13 night private tour of Sri Lanka.
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Family Sri Lanka & Maldives

14 nights
A wonderful mix of culture, history & tropical beaches, this 14 night family adventure includes the highlights of Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms & lush plantation country before hopping to the idyllic islands of the Maldives.
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Sri Lanka & Maldives Honeymoon

15 nights
This 15 night Sri Lanka & Maldives honeymoon includes a collection of luxurious boutique hotels and a relaxed pace that allows you to immerse yourselves in both destinations as you soak up the culture, history and beaches of the Indian Ocean.
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These are just a few ideas. We have lots more up our sleeve. So let's chat about the best Sri Lanka Holiday for you, call 01273 923100 now. Or if you can't speak right now, drop us an email,

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We can help you get your Sri Lanka tour or holiday spot-on. It will cost you no more than booking direct. And we have tonnes of ideas and know the ins and outs. What are you waiting for?