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Circular issued with new quarantine regulations

The Director General of Health Services has issued a circular including new quarantine regulations for persons travelling to Sri Lanka from overseas.

Accordingly, it is mandatory that Sri Lankan citizens produce a negative PCR test 96 hours prior to arriving in the island or a Rapid Antigen Test taken 48 hours before arrival.

Foreigners and dual citizens must produce a negative PCR test result 96 hours prior to landing in the country.

The card holding information pertaining to COVID-19 vaccinations received by the individual, should be produced only in the English language.

Persons arriving from overseas will be required to undergo a PCR test on the first day of arrival while they will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine period at a hotel or quarantine centre.

Diplomats will be allowed to spend their quarantine period in the accommodation provided by the respective Embassy.

The new circular issued by the Director General of Health Services stated fully vaccinated Sri Lankans or dual citizens travelling from overseas who have also completed the 14-day quarantine period, should notify health services on the matter.

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