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Sri Lanka removes requirement for pre-arrival PCR test

From 1st March 2022, fully vaccinated travelers arriving into Sri Lanka are no longer required to present proof of a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival. This applies to all travelers who have had the recommended dosage of an approved Covid-19 vaccine.

Recommended dosage is understood as follows:

  • Minimum two doses of an approved two-dose Covid-19 vaccine whether of the same vaccine or a combination of two (e.g. Pfizer x 2 or Pfizer x 1 and Moderna x 1)
  • Minimum one dose of an approved one-dose Covid-19 vaccine (e.g. Janssen)
  • Minimum one dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine and proof of a positive Covid-19 infection within the previous 7 days - 6 months
  • Minimum one dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine if you are under 18 years of age
Vaccinations are only applicable if they were administered a minimum of two weeks prior to arrival into Sri Lanka.

You should wait a minimum of seven days after testing positive for Covid-19 before travelling into Sri Lanka. 

Proof of vaccination and previous Covid-19 infection (if applicable) must be provided upon arrival. This evidence must be written in English. You must carry this evidence with you throughout your stay in Sri Lanka. 

Travellers who have not had the recommended dose(s) of an approved Covid-19 vaccine must present upon arrival a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test report (self-swab tests are disallowed) taken within the 72 hours before arrival (within 48 hours for the Rapid Antigen Test). 
Click here for more Information on Sri Lanka's Health Regulation, medical Service

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