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Sri Lanka Updates Tourist Entry Protocols – Fewer Restrictions for Those Fully Vaccinated

As part of the measures to encourage more travellers to visit, Sri Lanka has been updating its entry requirements for tourists, especially for those who have received a full dose of a COVID-19 vaccination. A significant change took place last October when the protocols were amended to allow fully vaccinated travellers quarantine-free entry once they had shown a negative result of a PCR test conducted within 72 hours of embarkation. Furthermore, they were not required to undergo a PCR test on arrival and were exempted from having to obtain a mandatory local insurance cover for COVID-19.

According to these guidelines, fully vaccinated tourists can make their own arrangements for airport transfers and accommodation including at villas in Kandy, the island’s hill capital; “Safe and Secure” certified properties here like Hanthana Boutique Villa by Amaya follow stringent health and hygiene measures, while the staff are fully vaccinated as well.