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  • Writer's pictureAvaitors Maldives

PCR Test No Longer Required for Vaccinated Passengers Entering Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has eased entry requirements for travellers to the country as fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to take COVID-19 tests (PCR or Rapid Antigen test) before travelling to Sri Lanka.

Travellers after two weeks of completion of "recommended doses" of the specific COVID-19 vaccination will be considered

as "Fully Vaccinated".

Children eighteen years and below, who have obtained at least a single dose of a recognized vaccine, will be considered as "Fully Vaccinated" if departed from abroad

two weeks after completion of vaccination.

Travellers with a past history of COVID-19 infection where the infection was detected

between 7 days to 6 months before the date of departure with at least a single "dose of a two-dose vaccine will also be exempted from the Pre-departure COVID-19 test.

These travellers should carry a diagnosis card or verifiable evidence or previously positive COVID-19 test report (PCR report or Rapid Antigen Test report) as proof of the past history of illness written in English and should depart two weeks after vaccination and seven

days after the infection.

Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection more than 6 months before the date of departure with a single dose of a two-dose vaccine should carry a negative pre-departure COVID-19 and should depart two

weeks after vaccination.

All other travellers of twelve years and above arriving in Sri Lanka who are NOT Fully

Vaccinated should mandatorily carry a negative COVID-19 PC test report in English

language is done within 72 hours prior to embarkation OR Rapid Antigen Test report

(self-swabs are disallowed) in the English language done within 48 hours prior to


All travellers who have obtained COVID-19 vaccines should carry a proof of vaccination

in English throughout their travel.

All the travellers who have a past history of COVID-19 infection should depart after 7

days of onset of infection.

This guideline will effective for the travellers arriving in Sri Lanka via airports or seaports

from 00:00 on 01st of March 2022.



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