Colombo, January 27 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan Minister of Health, Keheliya Rambukwella, has denied that foreign passport holders who do not possess a valid visa are required to have travel insurance of at least USD 50,000, including cover for hospitalized treatment for Covid-19 infection and stay for 14 days.
Asked about the guidelines issued by the Director-General of Health Service on Thursday which had said that foreign passports holders, who arrive without a valid visa, are required to have travel insurance of at least USD 50,000 including cover for hospitalized treatment for Covid-19 infection, Rambukwella said that this is incorrect.
“It would be enough to take insurance cover for just US$ 12/- as before. The US$ 50,000/- stipulation is only for those who prefer to get treatment from expensive private hospitals. The insurance policy range is from US$ 12/- to US$ 50,000/- he clarified.