The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) has announced revised rules for all international arrivals.  As per the reports, all tourist visa holders travelling to the island nation will now have to mandatorily carry a travel insurance coverage of minimum USD 75000, including hospitalisation cover for COVID-19 treatment. CAASL added that the travellers can purchase policy from However, Sri Lankan passport holders are exempt from this requirement and do not need the COVID-19 insurance coverage while travelling to Sri Lanka.

According to the notification issued by CAASL Chairman, Upul Dharmadasa, visitors are recommended to obtain the insurance online prior to departure. If they are unable to do so, then they can purchase the policy prior to leaving the airport in Sri Lanka.