CAN I TRAVEL TO SRI LANKA?
Here's the latest on what we know…
Last Updated June 22nd, 2021
WHAT'S THE LATEST TRAVEL UPDATE FOR SRI LANKA?
What The Sri Lankan Government Says:
The Sri Lankan government has announced that the travel restriction imposed for UK nationals entering Sri Lanka has been lifted. Entry to Sri Lanka is subject to 14 days quarantine and PCR tests determined by the Health Authorities.
What The UK Government Says:
The UK government has introduced a traffic light system in which countries will be categorised based on risk & restrictions in place for travel. The list includes categories of red, amber and green. Sri Lanka is currently on the red list which means travel for leisure purposes is not allowed, and if you do arrive from a country on the red list then you'll have to quarantine for 10 days in a managed hotel as well as take 2 COVID tests. However, the lists of countries are updated every 3 weeks so hopefully, we can see Sri Lanka on the green list soon, our fingers are crossed! A new four-step plan to ease England's lockdown could see all legal limits on social contact lifted by the 19th of July. Check for more information on travel to Sri Lanka here.
You can travel to Sri Lanka, however, as long as you follow all the COVID-19 travel guidelines from the Sri Lankan government. As well as, checking your own countries travel restrictions to ensure you can travel. The UK has prohibited & advises against any non-essential travel right now.
WHEN SHOULD I VISIT SRI LANKA?
Don't stress because this beauty of a country is glorious all year round baby! The most popular time to visit is between December and May! This chunk of tiem is considered peak season in Sri Lanka. The weather is relatively constant all year round. Average temperatures are between 25-30°C, and the highlands are 15-18°C. A summer break, a winter break, Sri Lanka is good all year round! Even during monsoon periods, the weather is hot even if it's a little bit wet! It all depends on where you want to go and what you want to do! But Sri Lanka should be up there on ya list!
SAFARIS, SIGHTSEEING & LOADS OF CULTURE
Sri Lanka Travel Inspiration
So now that you know when to go, here's everything you need to know on what to do in Sri Lanka. We've narrowed down the best bits in this unreal country to make sure you experience the best of the BEST. We're in the know…let's make sure you are too!
Elephants? Buffalos? Monkeys? Sri Lanka is full of wildlife and what better way to see it than by a jeep safari! Head to Udawalawe National Park to see these beautiful creatures in real life. Ecotourism and the welfare of these animals are at the forefront of Sri Lanka's tourism, and efforts are consistently put in to ensure this responsible way of life continues. Elephants are lowkey our spirit animal. They eat a lot, mind their own business and love a bath after a long day. SAME SAME. Seeing them living their best life is an experience like no other. Hop in a jeep and spend a few hours driving around the local wildlife. Bring some tissues, because happy tears might just be shed.
KANDY TO ELLA TRAIN JOURNEY
The ultimate insta snap! If you've ever googled Sri Lanka, we're sure the first picture you would have seen is someone on the train from Kandy to Ella. Is it as good as the insta pics? HELL YEAH! The journey itself is known as one of the most scenic routes in the world. If you want to see the real Sri Lanka, look no further than the window of this train journey. It's a MUST DO in Sri Lanka.
HIKE, HIKE, HIKE!
Is there a better place to go hiking than Sri Lanka? With viewpoints like these, why look anywhere else?! Sunrise, sunset, hey, even stopping for lunch you can see some of the most beautiful views of this country. Grab those boots; it's time to explore! Trek up to Sigiriya Rock and climb Adam's peak. If there's a well-worn path, take it! Not literally, you could end up in the middle of nowhere, but you get the jisssttt. Sri Lanka oozes greenery, culture and more viewpoints than New York city itself. It's a dream, and we can't wait to go back.
Sri Lanka is a once in a lifetime experience. If you get the chance to visit more than once then hey, you're greedy ;) Just kidding…but it should be up there on your Bucket List. Although we can't run away right now, there's no better time to plan. Order that ugly bucket hat your mum hates, grab that journal you got for Christmas with the cringe phrase on the front "She believed she could...So she did" and make some PLANS!
As Always TruFam,
Don't Quit Your Day Dream