Negative PCR test required to depart from Sri Lanka

Aerial view of Colombo, Sri Lanka | Photo: Dmitry Chulov

Colombo, Sri Lanka – The government of Sri Lanka has announced that a negative PCR test done no longer than 72 hours must be presented to be able to depart from the country.

In a directive issued by the Director General Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka (DGCA) yesterday, stated that all passengers departing Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport need to be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test report taken 72 hours prior to the expected date of travel.

The new requirement will come into effect from 6pm (Sri Lankan time) on the 18th of October and passengers have been advised to contact their travel agent or contact SriLankan Airlines’ global call centre on ‪+94117771979‬ or visit SriLankan Airlines website for further details.‬

Sri Lanka has reported a total of 5,375 Covid-19 positive cases until now. Till date 3,395 people have recovered with a total of 13 deaths in the country so far and currently have 2,067 active cases.