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COVID vaccine portal for those leaving for jobs abroad

A new online portal “Covid-19 Vaccine for Migrant Workers” has been set up under the Government’s programme to vaccinate those leaving for foreign employment, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said.

“This COVID-19 vaccination programme is facilitated in coordination with the SLBFE for Sri Lankans leaving for contractual employment. All such Sri Lankans must register with the SLBFE prior to their departure for foreign employment in terms of the provisions of the SLBFE Act No. 21 of 1985. Accordingly, in order to obtain COVID-19 vaccines under this programme one is required to confirm leaving for contractual employment and obtain registration with the SLBFE by paying the prescribed fees under the said Act. The SLBFE does not charge any fee for vaccination,” the Bureau stated.

The online portal can be accessed through its official website Those who wish to leave the country for employment overseas must register themselves for vaccination through the SLBFE website and obtain a reference number. Workers who have registered for the vaccination through SLBFE website and obtained a Reference Number, and migrant workers who have already received the first dose of the vaccine, will qualify to receive vaccines under this programme. Migrant workers who have recently obtained SLBFE registration for employment abroad and those who have received the first dose from the host country and returned to Sri Lanka and then wish to leave the country for employment abroad again are also eligible to register. Migrant workers who have returned to Sri Lanka for vacation are also requested to register.

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