• Last Update 2023-01-31 17:56:00

No more mandatory COVID vaccination certificate for overseas arrivals


The Health Ministry has removed the requirement to produce a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate by any person arriving in the country via any airport or sea port. 


Director General of Health Dr.Asela Gunawardena in a guideline issued on Tuesday said the requirement to produce a pre boarding or on arrival negative COVID-19 test (PCR/RAT) by any person arriving to Sri Lanka via any airport or sea port is no longer required.


The guideline will be effective for persons arriving in the country via airports and seaports from December 7 and persons who have already arrived. 


However, if foreign nationals/tourists become COVID-19 after arriving in the country, should isolate for seven days in a private hospital/hotel/place of residence. 


The cost of treatment/isolation should be borne by foreign nationals/tourists, the Health DG said in the guideline which has been forwarded to all Deputy Director Generals, Director (Quarantine), Chief Epidemiologist, Coordinator (COVID-19) at the Health Ministry, Provincial and Regional Directors of Health, Regional Epidemiologists, Airport Medical Officer and Port Health Officers and Medical Officers of Health.

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