Guidelines for fully vaccinated arrivals further revised

Guidelines for fully vaccinated local and foreign arrivals have been further revised.

The Ministry of Health said Sri Lankans, sailors and persons with dual citizenship holders visiting Sri Lanka will no longer need approval of the Foreign and the Civil Aviation Authority.

According to the guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services, fully vaccinated passengers who have completed two weeks since being vaccinated and a negative PCR test result obtained 72 hours prior to arrival will not be required to undergo a PCR test in Sri Lanka.

This system is in operation at both the Bandaranaike and Mattala International Airports as of midnight yesterday.

Accordingly, tourists who have not been fully vaccinated can travel to the respective hotel in a bio-bubble, where a PCR test will be conducted.

However, Sri Lankans can travel home to quarantine if the PCR test conducted at the airport or the hotel, they are residing at returns negative.

The Director General said passengers must undergo a second test on the 12th day while at home and can freely travel thereafter following a negative test.

Individuals without quarantine facilities at homes, can quarantine for 14 days at a government quarantine centre or a hotel of their choice.

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