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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Sri Lanka
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Sri Lanka is March.
FAQs - booking Sri Lanka flights
Are there Sri Lanka travel restrictions currently due to Coronavirus?
Entry restrictions 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.
Entry requirements 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.
Quarantine requirements 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.
Transiting rules The maximum allowed transit time at CMB is 10 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed onward connection.
There are currently 19,350 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in LK and 786 deaths as of May 9 2021
How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Sri Lanka?
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Sri Lanka.
How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Gainesville to Sri Lanka?
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Sri Lanka is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Sri Lanka?
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Sri Lanka with an airline and back with another airline.
What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Sri Lanka?
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Sri Lanka up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Safety measures for airlines flying from Gainesville to Sri Lanka
Airlines flying from Gainesville 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 Gainesville to Sri Lanka
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Gainesville to Sri Lanka
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Gainesville to Sri Lanka
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Gainesville to Sri Lanka