Removal of suspension of inbound passenger arrivals to Sri Lanka and home quarantine for Sri Lankans/Dual Citizens

The temporary suspension of inbound passenger arrivals to Sri Lanka which was in effect from 11.59 pm on 21 May 2021 to 11.59 pm on 31 May 2021 was removed with effect from 1 June 2021.

Sri Lankan nationals and dual citizens arriving in Sri Lanka, who have obtained the recommended doses of the Covid-19 vaccines and depart the country of origin two weeks after the completion of the vaccination will be permitted to spend the mandatory quarantine at home, if they have a residence /home in Sri Lanka suitable for undergoing home quarantine. They should undergo PCR testing on arrival and stay at a quatrantine hotel, quarantine centre or a Secure & Certified Level One Hotel until On Arrival Day One PCR test is available. With a negative PCR test, they will be allowed to leave for home where they should spend the remaining period of the mandatory 14 day quarantine. At the end of the 14 day they should do a second PCR test and submit the report  to the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) of the area. With a negative PCR report, they will be discharged from home quarantine.

Home quarantine will not be permitted to Sri Lankan nationals and dual citizens who have obtained the recommended doses of the Covid-19 vaccines and arriving from/have been in transit in/having a travel history, in India, Vietnam, South Africa and Latin American countries, within 14 days of arrival in Sri Lanka.

These guidelines are valid until 30 June 2021.

For further details, please refer to the Ministry of Health Circular No DGHS/COVID-19/347/2021 dated 6 June 2021.

 

The approval procedure for travelling to Sri Lanka for dual citizens not travelling on Sri Lankan passports and foreign passport holders including tourists, is available at http://srilankahc.uk/2021/05/12/notice-review-of-approval-procedure-to-enter-sri-lanka.

Last updated on 07 June 2021