Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Charlotte to Sri Lanka
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 23h 46m
The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka from Charlotte found in the last 72 hours was $1,046 one-way, and $1,606 round-trip. The most popular route is from Charlotte Douglas to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $723.
Entry to Sri Lanka has been reinstated - with restrictions - for travelers and for tourism. Tourists may arrive through Charter Flights, Scheduled Flights or Private Jets, at both Katunayake and Mattala Airports. Please note that Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is certified as a safe airport by ACI airport health accreditation program. Visas must be applied for prior to arrival.
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours prior to departure. Children with a tourist visa under the age of 12 are exempt from PCR test requirement.
Travelers must complete a Health Declaration Form and present it upon arrival.
Tourist must purchase the mandatory COVID-19 Insurance Cover from People's Insurance PLC at USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 for a period of one month.
Nationals of Sri Lanka must have an approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka or from a consulate of Sri Lanka, with the exception of nationals of Sri Lanka traveling with their foreign spouse, parents or children with a tourist visa.
There are no longer quarantine restrictions in place for tourists in Sri Lanka. Travelers must have a negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory taken 96 hours prior to arrival. PCR tests must also be taken again upon arrival to a pre-booked "Safe and Secure" hotel and again after 5-7 days depending on the duration of their stay. Tourists will also have assigned "bio bubbles" they must stay in for a 2-week period before they are permitted to explore the rest of the island and mix with the general population. Airline crew must self-quarantine at the location mentioned in the Health Declaration Form and have meals only through in-room dining until they operate their next flight.
The maximum allowed transit time at CMB is 10 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed onward connection.
There are currently 3,111 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in LK and 620 deaths as of Apr 20 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "The crew were not attentive. I needed milk for my child but they never came back. Their food was HORRIBLE and only two choices and both spicy and tasted disgusting. Honestly the worst flight for me with Qatar airways"
Pros: "Crew was very polite and helpful."
Cons: "Quality of food could be better Hindu meal was not as good as expected"
Cons: "Delayed by 1 hout"
Pros: "Journey to Helsinki to Doha was good. Plenty of empty seats."
Cons: "Full packed airline Doha to Dhaka as well as flight was delayed a bit."
Pros: "The plane was relatively new, the original departure time was also slightly delayed, but overall it wasn’t that bad."
Cons: "The hot food has some room for improvement, although it tasted good, there was hardly any vegetables in the chicken dish."
Pros: "Attentive service - woke me up before landing (as instructed) and served a meal."
Cons: "Boarding on Doha was chaotic"
Pros: "The service on our flights was wonderful! Qatar is the best airline that I’ve ever flown on."
Cons: "I was unable to get my food preference on line days before my trip. It kept telling me to try again. Fortunately the staff was very helpful when I got on board and were able to accommodate me. I hope not to have that same problem on my return flights"
Pros: "Flight duration was short"
Cons: "Nothing in particular"
Pros: "Good movies, Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Food could be better."
Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "It was a pretty old flight and had no tv in front! Huge disappointment. Probably they thought ppl flying from Doha to Colombo were ok with a low quality flight with no entertainment."
Pros: "Boarding and crew were excellent."
Cons: "Lack of information about the flight delay of 4hr 45 min apart from expected take off time."
Pros: "It was much better flight then JFK-Doha, crew was fast and efficient."
Cons: "Dirty washrooms."
Pros: "Loved the food and entertainment."
Cons: "Not enough leg room and space between the chair in front."
Pros: "just enough time in Doha between flights. Not too long not too short!"
Cons: "Asian vegetarian food can be of better quality."
Pros: "All the services were excellent. From the checking-in to the boarding. The flight crew could not have been more helpful, courteous and polite. Food was great on board."
Pros: "All Qatar employees were friendly and helpful. A great flight!"
Pros: "We were late for our originally flight, got to LAX 15 minutes after check-in was closed, although we checked in online prior, but due to 4th of July weekend the freeway was very heavy traffic. So we ended up going back next day with the supervisor's incredible allowance, offer. I got very emotional when she told us our option. Thank you. Unfortunatley I didn't get her name, due to our shock))"
Pros: "On board crew are excellent."
Cons: "Ground staff requires training specifically on communication related to boarding. Travelers were confused as to what zone is boarding at a given time as there were no announcements. Pathetic boarding process."
Cons: "long long long trip in the middle of the trip ther is no water to wash my hands"
Cons: "We had to wait for about 5 years, more than 3 hours unscheduled wait. During this time we were provided with a very poor breakfast."
Pros: "Great service and food."
Cons: "Catering and seating. They ran out of food and drinks"
Cons: "Luggage was lost"
Pros: "Nothing, no one was helpful at all."
Cons: "I arrived to the airport 2 hours prior to my departure to find out that my booking was cancelled. I never received a notification or nothing. I purchased a multi-trip and failed to used the ticket I purchased because I had to leave Qatar early since the person I was staying with was disorganized and flew out the country. I then purchased a different ticket with another airline because it was cheaper. Since I did that, they cancelled my whole trip. HOW? And I payed for a service I clearly didn't receive. As a result, stranded, I had to pay an additional $1,125 for a one way ticket home - more than my original round trip multi flight purchase."
Cons: "They gave us a small chicken sandwhich for breakfastand the next meel was over 6 hrs later with a small bag of chips in between. I was actually hungry when we got off our 13 hr flight."
Pros: "Service & cleanliness."
Cons: "Nothing I remember."
Pros: "I like that the air stewards bring you water and drinks throughout and don't judge you for being too thirsty. I like that they respect that it is a night flight and serve the meal quickly so it can be dark for the whole flight and you can sleep as much as you can. I like how efficient the layover is in Doha - only 40mins!"
Cons: "I don't like when they don't ask the person in front to move their chair up for the meal and the passengers have to ask each other. I don't like that they can't tell you the gate of your connecting flight and how long it will take to get you there - including if you will need to take a bus and the train. I think this could reduce a lot of anxiety. If they could do this, it would also be helpful to let people who have a connecting flight that is boarding in the next 30 mins off the plane first. This would save pushing and shoving in the aisles... and would also reduce anxiety about booking a flight with such a short layover."
Pros: "Qatar is not glitzy. Better than that, it was straightforward and relaxed and comfortable. Crew was pleasant and helpful."
Pros: "On time, good crew, easy connection."
Cons: "Hard and tight seats for such long night flight."
Pros: "Free upgrade"
Cons: "I never made it to the Yerevan to Doha flight, because Qatar Airways did not get me to my destination in time. They had an emergency landing in The Azores, after turbulence and several passengers got injured, when the pilot failed to warn passengers to put on their seat belts and they flew into the air, hitting the ceiling before falling down. One passenger had a heart attack. Once they de-planed us in The Azores, not a single Qatar Airways employee helped us on site anymore. Passengers were left in the hands of hotel and airport staff. There was very little communication with the passengers. A relief flight was supposed to come in 12 hours. It did not come for another 35. After the emergency landing, some passengers noticed that a wing looked defective. The disruption may not have been due only to bad weather, but a defective plane as well."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "The crew did not respond to call lights. No Wi-Fi on such a long flight."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and everything else was very good and comfortable on the flight."
Cons: "The boarding process was odd. We got to the gate too early (by maybe 10 mins before boarding time) so we were told to sit outside of the designated seating area and that they would make an announcement when we should go back up there. There was never an announcement, but we felt it was getting late so we went to check at the desk and they then said we were late and they were waiting on us. They were very nice about everything, but just thought that was really strange."
Pros: "The staff were welcoming and friendly. Their customer care is second to none. The food is excellent and i ate throughout my flight."
Cons: "The comfort was a bit below my expectations. Sitting on the seats along the isle was uncomfortable as they are closely placed. There is no enough room to move and to lean sideways when one wants to sleep. My tv was not working. The touch screen was not responding. However the friendly flight attendants shifted me to a vacant seat where the tv was working. The movie selection was limited. There were no documentaries about wildlife. Sport was also missing. We also need some news channels like Aljazeera, CNN & BBC so that we keep updated on issues happening throughout the world. This is very important especially to people like me who traveled long distances from South Africa to Los Angeles USA."
Cons: "The boarding was unusually long. We stood in line for twenty minutes to board the plane. This was difficult for many. The staff and airlines were unorganized and scattered."
Pros: "Wifi in the plane is great"
Cons: "In the B10 gate of Doha airport are only 15 chairs and we were around 100 persons waiting to open the gate. It was uncomfortable In the flight Doha Phuket wi-fi did not work in the first economy sector. It was a big problem to us, it was necessary to go in the second part of the economy sector to stay over the wifi. The crew did not solve the issue."
Pros: "upgrade flight"
Pros: "I loved the customer service from check-in to landing. I also loved the fact that there was plenty of food, and especially liquids provided frequently. What a delight it was to fly with Qatar."
Cons: "As hard as i try i cannot think of anything. Keep up the wonderful work. One rarely experiences that kind of service."
Airlines flying from Charlotte to Sri Lanka have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Charlotte to Sri Lanka
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Charlotte to Sri Lanka
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Charlotte to Sri Lanka
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Charlotte to Sri Lanka
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Charlotte to Sri Lanka