COVID-19 Update: A Message to our Guests
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Updated Booking Requirements

We are a certified Safe and Secure Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you very soon. In the interests of protecting the health and safety of all our guests, please see our booking requirements below.

The below procedures apply to international tourists visiting Sri Lanka under a tourist visa, and optional for dual citizens, valid resident visa holders and Sri Lankan citizens who opt to come under the tourism route.

1.0 Procedure for Fully Vaccinated Travellers –

Applies to International Tourists visiting Sri Lanka under tourist visa. No prior approval required from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Civil Aviation Authority. There is no minimum duration of stay in Sri Lanka.

Travellers who have completed 14 days after the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccination and arriving with a negative COVID-19 PCR Report done within 72 hours of embarkation will be considered as fully vaccinated travellers. Any vaccination type accepted by the country of origin will be accepted.

This protocol is applicable for travellers not arriving from or with no travel history (including transit) to any travel restricted country in the past 14 days.

1.1 Prior to boarding, travellers are required to:

  • Have a valid tourist visa. All visas must be applied online. Visit www.eta.gov.lk
  • Have done a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Children below 2 years are exempted).

Note:

  • Fully vaccinated travellers are EXEMPTED from obtaining the mandatory COVID-19 Local Insurance cover. However, travellers should ensure that they have a comprehensive travel insurance that will cover health and other expenses related to COVID-19 should there be a need as Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children of 12-18 years, pay for on-arrival PCR test at USD 40 per test. Travelers can pay for PCR test at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory established at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) or any other MOH approved laboratory. Also, travellers can visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk to pay in advance.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children, (all age groups) ensure that the comprehensive travel insurance is extended to cover the children adequately as the Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.

1.2 Please produce the following on arrival at the airport:

  • Negative COVID-19 PCR report (English) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Applicable to all travellers excluding children below 2 years).
  • Original vaccination certificate / card (together with a certified copy of English language translation if the certificate / card is not in English or if relevant data are not indicated in English).
  • Completed Health Declaration Form. A separate form should be submitted for each of the accompanying children (if any).

1.3 On-arrival PCR tests

  • No on-arrival PCR test for “Fully Vaccinated” travellers.
  • Not-vaccinated Children:
    • No on-arrival PCR test for Not-vaccinated children up to 12 years and they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
    • Not-vaccinated children of 12 -18 years need to undergo on-arrival PCR testing at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory at BIA or at a Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 hotel. If the Day 1 PCR report is negative, they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
  • No 2nd PCR for fully vaccinated travellers.

1.4 Accommodation & Airport transfers

  • Fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to make their own arrangements for accommodation, airport transfers and local transportation. However, advised to use safe and secure certified accommodations and travel agents to ensure their health and safety.

Please visit www.srilanka.travel/helloagain for the most updated travel and tourism updates from the Sri Lankan Government as well as procedures for Not-Vaccinated / Not-Fully-Vaccinated Travellers & Covid-19 Recovered Travellers.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort has implemented the "Stay with Peace of Mind" programme that carries out enhanced levels of sanitation and use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved disinfectants against COVID-19 throughout all public areas, including lobbies, reception, fitness centre, pool areas and guest rooms. Please click here for more information.

For more information please contact our reservations department at reservations.srilanka@anantara.com


Booking Requirement FAQs

What is a ‘Safe & Secure' Certified hotel?

A 'Safe and Secure' Resort can accommodate both tourists from overseas (double vaccinated guests/ unvaccinated guests who have completed 14 days of quarantine) and local Sri Lankan guests who wish to experience the resort. Anantara and Avani Hotels in Sri Lanka have been awarded the 'Safe and Secure Certification' from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and guest safety is our highest priority.

How do I apply for a visa?

All visas must be applied online through the Immigration ETA portal.

Do I need to pre-purchase PCR tests before I arrive?
  • No on-arrival PCR test for “Fully Vaccinated” travellers.
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR report (English) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation is mandatory (Applicable to all travellers excluding children below 2 years).
  • Not-vaccinated Children:
    • No on-arrival PCR test for Not-vaccinated children up to 12 years and they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
    • Not-vaccinated children of 12 -18 years need to undergo on-arrival PCR testing at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory at BIA or at a Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 hotel. If the Day 1 PCR report is negative, they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
  • No 2nd PCR for fully vaccinated travellers.
Please visit www.srilanka.travel/helloagain for procedures for Not-Vaccinated / Not-Fully-Vaccinated Travellers & Covid-19 Recovered Travellers.
Is there a mandatory minimum stay?
There is no minimum duration of stay in Sri Lanka. For more information on non-vaccinated guests please refer www.srilanka.travel/helloagain
Can tourists from any country come to Sri Lanka?
Guests from all countries are welcome unless otherwise specified by the Sri Lankan Government or by the guest’s destination of origin.
Do I need COVID-19 insurance?
  • Fully vaccinated travellers are EXEMPTED from obtaining the mandatory COVID-19 Local Insurance cover. However, travellers should ensure that they have a comprehensive travel insurance that will cover health and other expenses related to COVID-19 should there be a need as Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children of 12-18 years, pay for on-arrival PCR test at USD 40 per test. Travelers can pay for PCR test at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory established at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) or any other MOH approved laboratory. Also, travellers can visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk to pay in advance.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children, (all age groups) ensure that the comprehensive travel insurance is extended to cover the children adequately as the Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.
What is the procedure for guests depending on vaccination status?

We are a certified Safe and Secure Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you very soon. In the interests of protecting the health and safety of all our guests, please see our booking requirements below.

The below procedures apply to international tourists visiting Sri Lanka under a tourist visa, and optional for dual citizens, valid resident visa holders and Sri Lankan citizens who opt to come under the tourism route.

1.0 Procedure for Fully Vaccinated Travellers –

Applies to International Tourists visiting Sri Lanka under tourist visa. No prior approval required from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Civil Aviation Authority. There is no minimum duration of stay in Sri Lanka.

Travellers who have completed 14 days after the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccination and arriving with a negative COVID-19 PCR Report done within 72 hours of embarkation will be considered as fully vaccinated travellers. Any vaccination type accepted by the country of origin will be accepted.

This protocol is applicable for travellers not arriving from or with no travel history (including transit) to any travel restricted country in the past 14 days.

1.1 Prior to boarding, travellers are required to:

  • Have a valid tourist visa. All visas must be applied online. Visit www.eta.gov.lk.
  • Have done a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Children below 2 years are exempted).

Note:

  • Fully vaccinated travellers are EXEMPTED from obtaining the mandatory COVID-19 Local Insurance cover. However, travellers should ensure that they have a comprehensive travel insurance that will cover health and other expenses related to COVID-19 should there be a need as Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children of 12-18 years, pay for on-arrival PCR test at USD 40 per test. Travelers can pay for PCR test at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory established at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) or any other MOH approved laboratory. Also, travellers can visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk to pay in advance.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children, (all age groups) ensure that the comprehensive travel insurance is extended to cover the children adequately as the Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.

1.2 Please produce the following on arrival at the airport:

  • Negative COVID-19 PCR report (English) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Applicable to all travellers excluding children below 2 years).
  • Original vaccination certificate / card (together with a certified copy of English language translation if the certificate / card is not in English or if relevant data are not indicated in English).
  • Completed Health Declaration Form. A separate form should be submitted for each of the accompanying children (if any).

1.3 On-arrival PCR tests

  • No on-arrival PCR test for “Fully Vaccinated” travellers.
  • Not-vaccinated Children:
    • No on-arrival PCR test for Not-vaccinated children up to 12 years and they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
    • Not-vaccinated children of 12 -18 years need to undergo on-arrival PCR testing at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory at BIA or at a Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 hotel. If the Day 1 PCR report is negative, they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
  • No 2nd PCR for fully vaccinated travellers.

1.4 Accommodation & Airport transfers

  • Fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to make their own arrangements for accommodation, airport transfers and local transportation. However, advised to use safe and secure certified accommodations and travel agents to ensure their health and safety.

Please visit www.srilanka.travel/helloagain for the most updated travel and tourism updates from the Sri Lankan Government as well as procedures for Not-Vaccinated / Not-Fully-Vaccinated Travellers & Covid-19 Recovered Travellers.

Are the staff vaccinated at the resort?

Our resort team members are all vaccinated for your safety.

Can I use all the hotel facilities? Which tourist attractions and sites can I visit in Sri Lanka?

Guests in the resort can use all hotel facilities including gym, swimming pool and spa

Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas have implemented the "Stay with Peace of Mind" programme that carries out enhanced levels of sanitation and use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved disinfectants against COVID-19 throughout all public areas, including lobbies, reception, fitness centre, pool areas and guest rooms.

Guests can visit approved tourist sites . Please speak to our Reservations Team to confirm the sites available from each resort and as per the current Government guidelines.

Will there be a dedicated medical officer for each hotel?
Yes. There is a medical officer on call at the resort.
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