Fully vaccinated overseas arrivals no longer subjected to on-arrival PCR

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 8:27 PM Sep 28 2021
Local Fully vaccinated overseas arrivals no longer subjected to on-arrival PCR

A revised set of COVID-19 guidelines was issued for fully vaccinated persons arriving in Sri Lanka from overseas.

Accordingly, fully vaccinated passengers carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR report done 72 hours prior to embarkation will no longer be subjected to an on-arrival PCR test, Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella noted. 

It was noted, however, that the passenger had to have been administered the second dose of the relevant COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks prior to their arrival.

The revised directives are to come into effect at midnight today (28).

"Starting midnight tonight, 29/09, all arrivals at @BIA_SriLanka will no longer be subject to on arrival #PCR tests provided that the test done within 72 hours of departure is negative. Arrivals should be #FullyVaccinated with the 2nd dose administered 2 weeks prior to arrival", Minister Rambukwella tweeted.



Rebecca Pavey | Published: 8:27 PM Sep 28 2021

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