Sri Lankan authorities canceled two-week quarantine for vaccinated Russian tourists
The Sri Lankan authorities have made it easier for foreign tourists to enter the country with vaccinations, including the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
Tourists are required to be tested for coronavirus on the first day of stay in the country, and re-tested on the seventh day. The exceptions are children under two years of age. PCR tests will cost $ 40 each and are included in the room rate. If the tests are negative, then tourists will be able to change the hotel. For this, the hotel administration must issue a Discharge Document to tourist.
Vaccinated tourists can visit excursions during their holidays and leave the hotel territory, unvaccinated tourists should be only within the hotel territory.
In addition, tourists will not yet be able to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival. According to the new rule, an online ETA entry permit worth $ 35 must be obtained in advance. You also need a hotel reservation and a medical insurance policy with coverage of coronavirus treatment ($ 12, People's Insurance PLC insurer).
Upon arrival at the Sri Lanka airport, all tourists must present a negative PCR test received 72 hours before boarding the flight, a completed Health Declaration Form, an original vaccination certificate, a copy of the original certificate with a certified translation into English.
Officially, flights with Sri Lanka have been resumed from April 1, but direct flights have not been launched. In the absence of direct flights, you can get to the island state with connections, for example, in Dubai.
Meanwhile, SriLankan Airlines announced the start of flights between Colombo and Moscow from July 31. It is assumed that the flights will be operated on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are already on sale, a round-trip flight will cost about $ 739 per person.