Anti-Coronavirus arrival ban at Sri Lanka airports extended to March 31

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has extended an arrival ban at international airports till March 31 as part of measures to contain an outbreak of Coronavirus, but airlines would be allowed to carry outbound passengers and returning tourists, the civil aviation authority said.

Emergency diversions, cargo aircraft, humanitarian flights, technical landings and inbound ferry flights would be permitted.

Transit passengers would also be allowed, but they will be restricted to 06 hours in the airport.

Sri Lanka originally restricted inbound arrivals from March 19 to 25 but it was relaxed to bring some passengers from India.

Sri Lanka has adopted various measures to control the Coronavirus pandemic, including three day rolling curfews. (Colombo/Mar20/2020)