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New Guidelines for Lankans arriving from overseas

2 years ago

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The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena has issued new quarantine measures for travellers arriving from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidelines state that Sri Lankan citizens and seafarers, as well as dual citizens (using the Sri Lankan passport) arriving in Sri Lanka through airports, are not required to obtain the prior approval of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to land on the island. However, the newly issued guidelines mention that the dual citizens who are using a foreign passport to embark on Sri Lanka should get prior approval from the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the followed by the CAA’s if they are not arriving through Sri Lanka Tourism. However, Tourists, foreign nationals including valid resident visa holders, dual citizens and Sri Lankan citizens are required to obtain the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) using the protocol stipulated in the Sri Lanka Tourism website in order to undergo quarantine procedure at a Safe and Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel. More details on new quarantine measures for arrivals to Sri Lanka are as follows:

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