Sri Lanka strikes off arrival PCRs

Fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Sri Lanka from March 1, 2022 will no longer need to take an on-arrival PCR test.

The move aims to improve tourist arrivals to the country.

Sri Lanka will remove on-arrival PCR tests for fully vaccinated travellers from March 1, 2022

The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka said in a statement on February 27 that “Covid-19 cases are on a downward trend and communities around the world (are learning) to live with the coronavirus”.

Partially-vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers are still required to submit a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours of their travel date to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has seen an uptick in arrivals, with 82,327 tourists in January 2022 compared with 1,682 in the same month last year.

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