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* Sri Lanka extends closure of airports for passenger flight arrivals indefinitely
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 08:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka is extending the closure of international airports for arrivals of commercial passenger flights until further notice.

The island’s Civil Aviation Authority issuing a statement said All online and offline carriers are informed that according 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.

This closure will be reviewed by the Sri Lanka Authorities.

During the closure period the following will be permitted:

  • Aircraft Departures with passengers originating from Colombo, Stop overs, transit passengers or visiting tourists
  • Emergency Diversions to BIA
  • Freighter Operations and humanitarian flights to BIA
  • Technical landings at BIA
  • Inbound ferry flights (without passengers) at BIA
  • Airlines are strictly instructed to follow the above instructions and the other instructions sent previously.


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