May 12, 2021

14-day quarantine mandatory for all arrivals

A 14-day quarantine period has been made mandatory for individuals arriving in the country, despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health said a directive issued by the Director General of Health Services indicates that this regulation will apply to all Sri Lankans, dual citizenship holders, tourists, foreigners and diplomats.

The directive state that individuals above the age of 12 who arrive in the island must undergo a PCR test on the first day of arrival, and a second PCR test between the 11th and 14th day of quarantine.

The Director General stated that if the second PCR test result returns negative, the individual can be released from quarantine.

The quarantine period of an individual will be extended if it is deemed that a close associate tests positive for the coronavirus.

The directives will be effective till the 31st of May.