Sri Lanka Resume International Flights From Today Except For Indian Flights. Starting from today (June 01 2021 00:00 Hrs) Sri Lanka has started its international flights operation to most of the destinations worldwide which were suspended since 21st May amidst the fear of Covid-19 second wave.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka has put forward some restrictions on incoming international flights to the country and all the travellers travelling to Sri Lanka need to abide by these guidelines.
Sri Lanka Travel Restrictions
As per the media release issued by CAASL, all incoming passengers and flights arriving at Sri Lanka’s International Airport have to abide by the following restrictions until further notice.
- Each incoming flight can carry only a maximum of 75 passengers in total.
- Any passenger with a travel history to India (including transit) in the past 14 days will not be permitted to arrive in Sri Lanka
- All arriving passengers will be subject to a 14 day quarantine period as per instructions of the Health Authorities of Sri Lanka
Travel Ban On India, UK and Vietnam
Sri Lanka govt. mentioned that the country will refuse the entry of travellers from the U.K., India, and any person who stayed in those territories in the last 14 days before their departure to Sri Lanka in order to be safe from the COVID 19 second wave.
DGCA has also ordered all airlines that passengers with a travel history to Vietnam (including transit) in the past 14 days before entering the country will not be permitted to enter in Sri Lanka.
Sir Lanka Opens For Tourists
Sri Lanka government has mentioned that the nation is now open for tourists from most of the countries worldwide but all foreign travelers will need to acquire a tourist visa, health insurance, and obtain a negative COVID-19 test result taken no longer than 92 hours before their flight departure to Sri Lanka.
Travellers are also advised to show the proof of booking at a level 1 hotel where they will be isolated in a “bio bubble” for at least the first 13 days of their stay. The travellers will also need to take COVID 19 RT-PCR series tests on arrival in the country, on days 5-7, and again on day 14 respectively.