Good news for flyers!
Sri Lanka is the latest country to ease its COVID restrictions. As per the latest order, from 1st March i.e. today, fully-vaccinated passengers do not need to take COVID tests (RT-PCR or rapid) before travelling. They only need to carry proof of vaccination (in English) throughout their travel.
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Children aged 18 years or below, who have taken at least a single dose of a recognized vaccine will be considered fully-vaccinated. Two weeks should have passed since the vaccination.
Now fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Sri Lanka from overseas need NOT take PCR or Rapid Antigen Tests prior to arrival from 01st March 2022.
— SriLankan Airlines (@flysrilankan) February 27, 2022
Travellers with a past history of COVID-19 infection wherein the infection was detected between 7 days to 6 months before the date of departure with at least a single dose of vaccine will also be exempted from a pre-departure test. They need to carry a diagnosis card/proof of illness (in English).
However, travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection more than 6 months before the date of departure, vaccinated with only a single dose need to carry a negative PCR test report. Also, at least two weeks should have passed since the vaccination.
All the passengers aged 12 and above who are not fully-vaccinated should carry a negative PCR report of a test taken within 72 hours of departure or a Rapid Antigen Test report (no self-swabs) done within 48 hours of departure. The reports should be in English.
Check out our COVID guidelines page to know the travel rules for various countries.
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