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Sri Lanka tightens entry rules for foreign tourists

The Sri Lankan authorities have decided to introduce new antiquated requirements for the entry of foreign citizens.

From January 1, tourists will have to fill out a special declaration online before leaving for the country. The corresponding decree has already been signed by the head of the republic’s health service.

The document is called the Health Declaration Form and must be completed by the traveler on the appropriate website prior to arriving in Sri Lanka. The following information is entered into it: passport data, vaccination certificate and the results of a PCR test done no later than 72 hours before departure.

If a citizen has suffered COVID-19 within the last 3 months, then he should undergo a rapid antigen test instead of PCR. After completing all the necessary papers, the tourist will receive a special QR code by e-mail, which is presented at the airport of arrival.

Nevertheless, officials have made concessions for foreign minors. The age of children who do not need to take a PCR test to enter the republic has been increased from 2 to 12 years.

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