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LankaWeb – Sri Lanka exempts fully vaccinated travellers from quarantine as vaccination drive gains steam

Sri Lanka is now allowing fully vaccinated international travellers to enter the country without undergoing quarantine, as the country looks to restart its tourism engine.

Vaccinated tourists are required to only spend 24 hours in a dedicated hotel facility to await their on-arrival PCR test results. Once they test negative, they will be allowed to leave the hotel and go about their activities. On the other hand, non-vaccinated tourists have to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a safe and certified hotel.

Sri Lanka eases quarantine rules for fully vaccinated foreign visitors; Colombo Airport in Sri Lanka pictured

Meanwhile, tourism authorities are forging ahead with a campaign to inoculate all tourism industry workers by October. Sri Lanka’s vaccination rollout campaign is also speedily moving ahead, with plans to complete vaccinating all those above 30 years of age by September.

Kimarli Fernando, chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism, the state tourism promotion…

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