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Based on KAYAK searches from the last 72 hours, if you fly from Tel Aviv, you should have a good chance of getting the best deal to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport as it was the cheapest place to fly from. Prices were found for as low as ₪4,168 one-way and ₪4,760 for a round-trip flight. Also in the last 72 hours, the most popular connection to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport was from Tel Aviv and the lowest price for a round-trip flight was ₪1,486.
The city center of Colombo is 28 km from Colombo.
Colombo is served by Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport, also commonly referred to as Bandaranaike Intl, Bandaranayake Intl, Colombo Intl, or Katunayake Intl. The airport code is CMB.
Most visitors from Israel need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Colombo Bandaranaike Intl. Most travelers can enter Sri Lanka, but there are restrictions. Travelers must pay for COVID-19 insurance on their booking for a stay at a level1 Safe and Secure certified hotel. Insurance is $12 USD with coverage of up to USD $50,000 for up to 1 month.
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Visitors from Israel will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Colombo Bandaranaike Intl.
Visitors from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl: most visitors from Israel may enter Colombo Bandaranaike Intl but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before arriving in Sri Lanka.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Good food"
Cons: "It was too hot in the cabin. The flight attendants were mostly inattentive. At one point three of them were feeding a baby to the exclusion of all of their duties to the rest of the passengers."
Pros: "Once we were in the air (see below), everything was very good."
Cons: "Poor organisation at the airport (maybe notGulfAir's fault). Flight slightly delayed. Gate changed at last minute, board said "Boarding now", but we then waited something like 30 minutes at the new gate to actually start boarding."
Cons: "Was a good experience"
Pros: "Crew was very nice in business. Very helpful and catering to every need."
Cons: "The entertainment. Hollywood movies were not working."
Cons: "Economy sets are too tight and cramped. Cup holder was good for nothing, i tried to put my soft drink bottle in it and it slipped right out the bottom and when I tried to put a cup of water in it supplied by the crew it wouldn't fit! When I reclined my seat to sleep the passenger behind me pushed my seat hard back to upright position. When I turned around to ask why the rude response I realized that he was a tall fellow and his knees were already touching the back of my seat so when I reclined it, it hurt him and he had no where to move his legs. I couldn't do or say much as I understood his misery and therefore kept my seat up the whole way for 5 hours! The flight was full and neither of us could relocate to another seat."
Pros: "They are not as bad as their reputation states"
Cons: "Gulf air staff at cairo airport refused to give me the boarding pass of the 2nd flight while i was returning from cairo, while in dubai they gave me both boarding passes Although i told them the layover is under an hour Luckily bahrain airport accepts mobile check in and i barely caught the flight"
Cons: "If there was no bus to the aircraft."
Pros: "Customer service of vayama they did our request by providing wheelchair for my mother and flight was superb for Gulf air"
Cons: "Food needs improvement"
Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."
Pros: "On time flight Good services New aircraft"
Pros: "Hey dear I don’t come by flight I got issue and I used car trip to Riyadh in 18/4/2019"
Cons: "There is no Priority for business class"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful flight crew Good food Free movies to warch"
Pros: "Food was pretty good"
Cons: "The aircraft left an hr late with passengers waiting on board ..no alcohol on the flight which to be fair I knew was their policy..Then they couldnt get the doors open at the destination Airport leaving us onboard for 45 minuutes at the gate..I also found the cabin unbearably hot with no individual air con controls..the crew were also nowhere to be seen most of the flight so had to get up frequently for water and inconveniencing the passenger next to me"
Cons: "Boarding, crew, seating, bus gate"
Pros: "Service. Crew - the on board "chef" was particularly attentive."
Cons: "IFE very limited. Take a good book - or two. Old A330, but well maintained."
Pros: "New Dreamliner. Business Class very comfortable. Onboard chef very attentive."
Cons: "IFE very limited, so take a good book!"
Cons: "Was not a fan of the breakfast offered."
Cons: "Delay of 4 hours as connection was gone , costumer care not answering, transfer desk very un professional, very bad management of delay . Zero infos"
Pros: "The crew are amazing and very needful if asked"
Cons: "The chairs are old and not comfortable at all. The entertainment system does not work well (Sound) and not clear. The head phones are old and the crew collect them way before landing"
Pros: "how convenient it is"
Pros: "Everything went fine, no complains!"
Pros: "I liked the info I was getting from the airline, through sms. And everything was on time."
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment was there but no headphones, which makes it useless. The flight was short but still."
Cons: "No communication with passengers about flight delay and subsequent change. We were told the plane would wait for us, but found out they had left with half the flight being left stranded. Awesome."
Cons: "Their price and services"
Pros: "fast boarding, got the luggage quickly."
Cons: "Food was ok but may be improved still specially AVML."
Pros: "Flight was delayed, so missed the connection. Was made to wait at Bahrain for more than 24 hours without any accommodation. Will never travel by gulf air again. It's the worst airline in the world."
Pros: "لم يعجبني شي"
Cons: "اخر مره اسافر علي هذه الشركه"
Cons: "I head phones I didn’t get my bags I have been waiting for the past 3 hours at the air port and I haven’t received my bags yet and I think I will Waite for 3 more hours"
Pros: "All but planes were good"
Cons: "The Food Choices"
Cons: "The crew wasnot welcoming and helpful"
Pros: "Food is always a plus (especially compared to the US flights, where hardly anything but a salty snack and a drink are included with the flight)."
Cons: "I was confused about which check in counter to go to - I purchased my ticket through Oman Air, but they could not find my reservation at the check in counter.... they suggested going to the Gulf Air counter, where I was able to successfully check in."
Pros: "i like the smile of the staff"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Buses took ages when boarding and disembarking."
Pros: "being on time"
Pros: "Great staff and service. Non-pretentious unlike other tegional carriers!"
Pros: "The in flight entertainment console was standard with decent movies. The hotel and food voucher for flight delay was nice but was only received AFTER fighting with customer service for over 3 hours on the phone using international calling. Terrible terrible."
Cons: "Firsr leg of flight was delayed (mnl to bah) then luggage was lost when we arrived in Paris. Food on the plane was mediocre. Service was poor. I kept having to request water because only a small glass of water was made available at meal service, and typically most airlines on international.flights offer water consistently throughout the flight. Flight attendants all but disappeared in between services. Coffee was also terrible borderline undrinkable. When luggage was lost no offer was provided for a solution - voucher, per diem, etc. We were coming from a warm climate and had to exist for two days layering warm weather clothes. Luckily we had our coats in our carryon. But both travelers became sick during our trip."
Pros: "Crew and boarding crew and plane crew were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an hourl plus. Spent more time in airport than in air."
Cons: "Crew was loud not professional."
Pros: "كانت رحلة عادية سعرها غال جدا بالمقارنةبالخدمة المقدمة و المسافة و الزمن للرحلة"
Cons: "No selection for beverage. No tomato juice!"
Pros: "Short flight. Nice crew."
Cons: "Small economy vlass"
Pros: "Timing and service"
Cons: "Everything about the flight"
"The price but the service was poor and the staff was very rough and unfriendly."
Pros: "New plane, comfortable seats, very nice flight attendants."
Cons: "There is no way to pre-order meals on LOT flights other than calling a Warsaw phone number. Other airlines allow this both during online check-in and at any other time as part of managing your booking."
Cons: "Entertainment system operated intermittently. Headphone jack didn't make good contact with plug, no noise reducing headphones, mediocre food."
Cons: "Very bad seats"
Pros: "The crew was great! Was disappointed they gave us a A340 from air Belgium instead of the 787 Dreamliner we were supposed to get."
Cons: "Boarding was tough they made us board a shuttle like the 90’s and go up stairs was really tough with kids and carry ons."
Pros: "Boarding was an absolute mess. Seats were uncomfortable. Flight attendants did their jobs, nothing more"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Cons: "Improve customer servive"
Cons: "The flight was canceled 2 hours before taking off. I was transferred to later flight with Austrian airlines"
Cons: "3.5hours delay"
Cons: "Din’t be almost 4 hours late No explanation, no apology"
Pros: "Excellent crew, generous service, excellent vegetarian meals (my request), great help on telephone prior to flight"
Cons: "The flight was delayed but we were not given any information. Bathrooms dirty towards end of flight."
Cons: "The flight got canceled"
Cons: "Flight could not taken off in 7 hours delay"
Pros: "Crew was nice!"
Cons: "It was an old plane"
Pros: "Ground crew (checkin counter) was very nice."
Cons: "Better seats (business is just a middle seat unoccupied), better food. No entertainment at all, not even music."
Pros: "Crew was OK"
Cons: "Business class seats are awful, as they are for all European flights. Regular seat with middle seat unoccupied. No entertainment at all (no movies, no music)"
Pros: "Pilots did a very good job"
Pros: "The aircraft was big and clean, but the seats were not comfortable. No entertainment at all, not sure why it was list for review. My biggest problem was with their communicates. I booked this flight from Tel Aviv to London with 60min.layover in Warsaw, the schedule LOT offered. .The first leg to Warsaw was 30min. late without any announcement and no one mentioned about how it would affected connecting flights. So I asked the flight attendent before lading in Warsaw and she suggested to run throught the security. We thought we might have a chance as we were sitting close to the front rows. Nah, not so fast. It turned out that's not as rsimple as unning between the gates, everyone had to be shuttled to the main terminal and only the business class got a small van and went first, abd we were not allowed on that van even I told the guy we needed to catch the flight. Long story short, we finally made to the gate, Thanks to a LOT personnel pushed us to the front of security check and informed the gate we were coming. We literally RAN after the security to the gate. They reopened the gate to let us in and the aircraft pushed away right after we got on. The luggage, with that tight schedule, of course they would not be able to make the swich to London. So we had nothing except the cloth from Tel Aviv, its about 15C in tempture, we were freezing. Waiting for our luggage to be delivered to our hotel for warm clothes before we can go out"
Pros: "Food/drink options"
Cons: "Customer service"
Cons: "the above"
Pros: "Flight was fine, and on-board crew was polite and helpful."
Cons: "Both the check-in AND gate agents seemed to ignore that you are allowed one personal item (e.g. purse) and one small rolling suitcase (sized and weighed as per LOT requirements) and tried to insist that we check in our small suitcases (for free). In the end, they did relent, but I was surprised at this. There was a small but decent variety of snacks for this 4+ hour flight."
Cons: "Boarding started on time yet we took off an hour late"
Cons: "Still waiting for our luggage two hours after deplaning. The luggage has not been unloaded from the plane. Hundreds of people still waiting This is unacceptable"
Cons: "On Monday, May 21, payment was made for 2 suitcases in the amount of $47. At check in next day we were asked to pay and paid 40 Euro for 2 suitcases. We told them that we already paid, to no avail. We would like to have an explanation. According to LOT luggage policy we should not be paying for 1 suitcase per person at all.."
Cons: "Flight delayed six hours. Never notified"
Pros: "Good price."
Pros: "Service and overall experience"
Cons: "Media system was not working correctly"
Pros: "טיסה מהירה"
Cons: "יצא באיחור של 50 דקות"
Pros: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Cons: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Cons: "2 hours late !!!"
Pros: "Your crew manager was being very arrogant.. No tolerance at all"
Pros: "The crew was hospitable and warm. All the in-flight service was attentive and high-quality. We had a wonderful experience with LOT and would reccent them."
Cons: "The only potential difficulty was the short layovers. We made our connection boarding with only 20 minutes to spare."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Calling the trip 'business class' is simply a bad lie. While it is common in Europe to give this dirty nasty lie do not mistake this flight to a 'business class'. It is simply that you get same seats and spacing as in the other torture chamber known as "economy" which I call cattle class (I suspect they would not let them fly cattle in those conditions). This lie is based on leaving the middle seat empty. Otherwise teh torture is the same. In short I hope someone will sue the SOB that invented this concept and that was allowed to call this 'business class'. It is nothing short of a fraud."
Pros: "Very roomy well designed plane. Good communication from pilot and staff."
Cons: "I lost my iPad during this flight. Luckily it was found in the Warsaw airport but the airline did not do anything to help me besides giving me some phone numbers and email addresses. It would cost more to ship it back to the US then the iPad is worth. It would be nice if lot would provide help to get it to me."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled"
Pros: "This time I found an ail place"
Pros: "the crew was friendly and helpful. it wasn't such a long flight and despite that, they still had smiles on their faces when you needed something."
Cons: "We were delayed. I was also asked to switch seats and was placed next to an ultra orthodox family, who was NOT happy to be seated next to a woman. This put me in an extremely uncomfortable situation, and the crew was not helpful in helping me resolve this. I basically had to go back and undo the switch myself - I would like to point out that the airline has just as much responsibility to protect me and my rights as they do to protect the other passengers, and I feel they fell short."
Pros: "Check-in smooth. Flight attendants pleasant, professional and service-oriented."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment offered a very conventional set of movies from which to select."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "We were forced to pay for our checked bag and it felt like a scam. We even showed the staff the website where it said free 1st checked bag and they said we don't work for LOT we work for airport. Very scammy to me. Felt very unfair."
Pros: "Getting off at the end"
Cons: "Food, seats, no entertainment the worse business class in the industry. Boarding was also a mess. Absolutely no redeeming features."
Cons: "We were charged extra 50$ for our bags despite of Terms said that one bag up to 23kg is free"
Cons: "The airline left bagages of 30 passengers at Origen since AC was too small. Two hours at the airport to file report, have to wait for next flight Never again LOT"
Cons: "I flew with a baby and I wasn't given any basssinet on the flight, and even worse the crew was giving me a hard time about it."
Cons: "No space"
Pros: "Crew was polite and efficient."
Pros: "Newer plane. More efficient boarding process."
Cons: "No entertainment system at all."
Pros: "The staff serve nice"
Cons: "Chronic failure in flight schedules"
Cons: "No entertainment on that flight"
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