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Updated 13 July 2022

With its snow-clad mountains, numerous hill stations, the great Indian Thar Desert, pristine beaches, and coastal beauties, India offers a plethora of different and unique experiences to tourists all year round. Thanks to its close proximity to India, several travellers from the neighbouring country of Sri Lanka love to visit its friendly neighbour every year. 

So, are you now allowed to travel to India from Sri Lanka? Which airline is flying to India right now? What are the latest COVID rules? Read along to find out.

Sri Lanka to India flights 

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We’ve listed the flight schedule for Air India and SriLankan Airlines for July-Aug 2022. Please note that the prices are accurate at the time of writing. 

Air India

Sri Lanka to India flight ticket price & schedule

The national air carrier of India, Air India operates several flights from Sri Lanka to several cities in India. The latest flight schedule are as follows:

Colombo to Delhi: Upto 8 connecting flights every day. Ticket prices starting from LKR 79,734
Colombo to Mumbai: Upto 8 connecting flights every day. Ticket prices starting from LKR 57,923
Colombo to Chennai: 1 direct flight every day. Ticket prices starting from LKR 46,839

Sri Lanka to India flight time 

Direct flights, currently operating from Chennai are scheduled to take only 1 hour 20 minutes. Depending on your transit time, connecting flights can take anywhere between 5 to 18 hours.

SriLankan Airlines

Sri Lanka to India flight ticket price & schedule

Sri Lanka’s flag carrier, SriLankan Airlines has regular flights scheduled between India and Sri Lanka. Here’s the latest flight schedule and airfares:

Colombo to Delhi: 1 direct flight five days of the week. Ticket prices starting from LKR 99,767
Colombo to Mumbai: 2 direct flights every day. Ticket prices starting from LKR 99,767
Colombo to Chennai: 3 direct flights every day. Ticket prices starting from LKR 51,967

Sri Lanka to India flight time 

The flight time taken to reach India depends to your destination city. Direct flights to Delhi and Mumbai takes about 3 to 4 hours. Whereas you can reach Chennai from Colombo in just 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Sri Lanka to India travel requirements

Sri Lanka to India flight news today

Both India and Sri Lanka do not have any ban on incoming or outbound travellers. India is allowing entry to all Sri Lankan arrivals if they adhere to the standard entry rules in place.

Required documents

According to the latest guidelines, all travellers from Sri Lanka arriving in India, irrespective of their nationality and vaccination status, should follow the given guidelines:

  1. Submit complete and factual information in the self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal- https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha including travel details of the last 14 days. Keep this handy on your phone or on paper. 
  2. Submit a declaration (while submitting the self-declaration form on Air Suvidha) with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.
  3. Give an undertaking through concerned airlines before flying to India that you would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority any post-arrival requirement to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.

You can check the latest state-wise quarantine regulations from here.

Testing requirements

Vaccinated travellers 

According to the latest testing and travel requirements to India, all travellers who can present a valid vaccination certificate that reflects the completion of doses of vaccine approved by the WHO or Sri Lanka, provided with QR code System are exempted from pre-arrival test requirements. 

Unvaccinated/partially travellers 

For those who are not vaccinated or have taken a single dose, they still have to present a valid negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate that is issued within 72 hours from the time of collecting the sample and from an approved health service provider, with QR code. 

  • Submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal and upload a negative RT-PCR test report or vaccine certificate before the scheduled travel.
  • Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.

Post arrival testing 

A sub-section (2% of the total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.

  • The 2% of such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines
  • Such travellers shall be escorted by the concerned airlines to testing area on arrival.
  • Laboratories shall prioritise testing of samples from such travellers.
  • If such travellers are tested positive, they shall be managed as per laid down standard protocol and samples would further send for genomic testing.

Children under 5 years of age will be exempted from both pre-and-post-arrival tests. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and be treated as per laid down protocol.

Quarantine rules

Travellers from Sri Lanka, regardless of their vaccination status, will be allowed to leave the airport and self-monitor their health for 14 days post arrival.

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