A new set of guidelines for fully vaccinated local and foreign arrivals in the country is effective as of yesterday.
The Ministry of Health said fully vaccinated travellers who have completed 14 days after recommended doses of vaccinations and arriving with a negative COVID-PCR report carried out within 72 hours or a Rapid Antigen Test report 48 hours prior to embarkation will be released from the airport and do not need to undergo a PCR test or quarantine upon arrival in Sri Lanka.
This process will be adhered to at both the Bandaranaike and Mattala International Airports. However, such arrivals have been advised to conduct a PCR test through a Health Ministry approved laboratory in the event they develop symptoms of COVID-19.
The new guidelines were revealed at a discussion held yesterday under the patronage of Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella.
Meanwhile individuals who have not been vaccinated or are yet to complete the recommended doses, have been issued separate guidelines.
Accordingly, Sri Lankans, dual citizens and resident visa holders must undergo a PCR test on arrival and enter a government quarantine centre or a Level 1 hotel. If the PCR test returns negative, they will be allowed to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.
Meanwhile, tourists and foreign nationals must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a government quarantine centre or a Level 1 hotel and undergo a PCR test on the 12th day prior to being released.
A circular in this regard is due to be issued.
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