June 27, Colombo: Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Sri Lanka and globally, the Ministry of Health has revised the quarantine measures imposed for travelers arriving in Sri Lanka. These quarantine measures are amendments to the existing measures indicated in earlier guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services.
According to the new guidelines issued on 26 June 2021, all travelers arriving in Sri Lanka should mandatorily carry a negative
COVID-19 test report in English language.
For Sri Lankan citizens, the test needs to be either a PCR test done within 96 hours prior to embarkation or a Rapid Antigen Test done within 48 hours prior to embarkation.
Foreign passport holders and Dual citizens should carry a negative report of a PCR test done within 96 hours before embarkation.
Travelers who have received the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine should carry the original vaccination certificate / card (together with a certified copy of English language translation if the certificate/card is not in English or if relevant data are not indicated in English in a non - English certificate / card) or a verifiable evidence of vaccination.
All travelers of twelve years and above should undergo COVID-19 PCR test on arrival (Day One) from a Ministry of Health approved private sector laboratory or a state sector laboratory.
Following is the full set of guidelines: