Sri Lanka Coronavirus arrival ban at airports extended indefinitely

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has extended a ban on arriving passengers at the island’s airports indefinitely, though cargo, departing and transit passengers would continue to be allowed.

“…[A]ccording to instructions received from Sri Lanka Health Authorities, all international Airports in Sri Lanka will continue to be closed for the operation of inbound international commercial passenger flights (i.e. arrivals) until further notice,” the Civil Aviation Authority told airlines.

“This closure will be reviewed by the Sri Lanka Authorities.”

The CAA has earlier said that the arrival ban would be in force till April 07 and will be extended.

During the closure period the following will be permitted:

1. Aircraft Departures with passengers originating from Colombo, Stop overs, transit passengers or visiting tourists.

2. Emergency Diversions to BIA.

3. Freighter Operations and humanitarian flights to BIA.

4. Technical landings at BIA.

5. Inbound ferry flights (without passengers) at BIA. (Colombo/Apr04/2020)





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