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Sri Lanka lifts ban on foreign arrivals from June 01

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has lifted a temporary ban on foreign arrivals imposed to contain a Coronavirus crisis from June 01, but a restriction on Indian travellers will remain in place, an airport official said.

All arrivals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine regardless of vaccination,  Shehan Sumanasekara, Chief Director-Operations (All Airports), Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) told EconomyNext.

Sri Lanka suspended foreign arrivals until May 31 and locked down the country till June 07, to contain a Covid-19 outbreak that flared after a traditional New Year holiday, and testing delays.

The US has issued a travel advisory asking citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka while several countries have stopped Sri Lankans from coming into their countries.

The new fast spreading British variant which was also creating pneumonia in younger patients as public health inspectors complained that PCR test results were getting delayed by up to a week in some case and it was too late to effectively contain second level contacts. (Colombo/May26/2021)

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