As per the latest health guidelines issued by the Australian High Commission in Colombo, in addition to the existing travel requirements into Australia, effective from 15th May 2021, all passengers on direct flights to Australia must have a valid negative result of a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken within eight hours of the flight departure.
This requirement is being implemented in order to ensure health and safety of both passengers and crew.
- A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result is required for travelers to or transiting through Australia. Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours or less before the scheduled departure must be produced to the airline.
- In addition, a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result is required when travelling to Australia. Evidence of a negative Covid-19 RAT taken 8 hours or less before check-in for scheduled departure must be produced to the airline.
- Accepted RAT could be performed through Kings Hospital (Colombo), Asiri Central Hospital (Colombo) and Nawaloka Hospital chains located in Colombo, Gampaha and Negombo. A prior appointment with the hospital could be scheduled by notifying the purpose of the test. An email notification containing test results as well as a printed copy needs to be presented at the time of check-in.
Passengers are advised to contact their travel agent or contact SriLankan Airlines’ global call center on +94117771979 or visit our website www.srilankan.com for further details.