The PCR testing facility at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake was declared open today.
The new PCR testing facility paves the way for arrivals to undergo the PCR test within 3 hours.
The facility has a capacity of conducting 500 PCR tests per hour, with a total of 7000 tests during the course of one day.
Fully vaccinated passengers who receive a negative PCR test result at the facility will be permitted to immediately enter the country, without being subjected to mandatory quarantine.
Travellers will be charged US$ 40 per PCR test at the new facility.