Sri Lanka removes COVID-19 limitations for foreign visitors

Posted by Team on: Dec 10, 2022

In the upcoming days, travelling to Sri Lanka is expected to be trouble-free. According to the most recent development, this highly sought-after vacation destination has now decided to stop requiring visitors to the island nation to have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The knowledgeable officials advised me of this.

Asela Gunawardena, director general of health services, made reference to this by saying that because the circular issued in 2021 has been revoked, travellers travelling to Sri Lanka are no longer subject to the COVID-19 requirements.

As a result, starting on December 7, it is no longer necessary to present a COVID-19 immunisation certificate in order to enter the island nation.

The requirement that everyone coming in Sri Lanka from abroad must present a pre-boarding or on-arrival negative COVID-19 test (PCR/Rapid Antigen Test) (RAT) has also been repealed, according to the most recent press sources.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Sri Lanka, however, must be aware that they must stay isolated for a week in a private hospital, a hotel, or a place of habitation.

When Sri Lanka opened its borders to foreign visitors in the midst of the COVID crisis in 2021, it had previously demanded the carrying of a negative COVID-19 test and confirmation of immunisation.