Sri Lanka removes COVID-19 restrictions for people arriving from overseas

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COVID19 update
COVID19 update

The Ministry of Health has amended the COVID-19 restrictions imposed on people coming to Sri Lanka from foreign countries.

Accordingly, the “Preventive measures for persons arriving from overseas during the pandemic of COVID-19” issued by the Director General of Health Services on 18 April 2022 has been cancelled.

The requirement to produce COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate by any person arriving to Sri Lanka via any airport or sea port is removed.

The requirement to produce a pre boarding or on arrival negative COVID-19 test (PCR/RAT) by any person arriving to Sri Lanka via any airport or sea port has also been removed.

If foreign nationals/tourists become COVID-19 positive after arriving to Sri Lanka, they should isolate for 7 days in a private hospital/hotel/place of residence. The cost of treatment/isolation should be borne by foreign nationals/tourists.

These measures will be applicable irrespective of other directives in any previous guidelines/letters/circulars issued by the Director General of Health Services.

The latest circular issued by the Director General of Health Services All Deputy Director Generals Dr. Asela Gunawardena Tuesday (Dec 06) said the new guideline is effective for the persons arriving in Sri Lanka via airports or seaports from 00:00 Hrs on 07th of December 2022 and persons who have already arrived.

Source – Colombo Page

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