Updated quarantine measures for travellers arriving in SL issued


The Health Ministry has issued the updated quarantine measures for travellers arriving in Sri Lanka during the prevalent COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, Sri Lankan citizens are not required to obtain prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to arrive in the country.

However, the dual citizens who are using a foreign passport to embark on Sri Lanka should get prior approval from the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the followed by the CAA’s if they are not arriving through Sri Lanka Tourism.

The new guidelines also underlined that it is mandatory for all travellers aged two years and above to provide a negative report of a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to embarking on the island. 

Keeping in view that the Sri Lankan government has taken strict measures to stop the Covid-19 in the country.