Mar 26, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has announced that arrangements have been made for over 18,000 international tourists in the island to get to their home countries.
Sri Lanka will allow charter flights to fly out the tourists remaining in the country on request, the SLTDA said.
As of 25th March, there are approximately 18,093 international tourists in the country according to immigration authorities.
Sri Lanka Tourism is closely working with the Foreign Ministry and respective embassies and high commissions to arrange necessary facilities.
Though arrivals are suspended into the country, all departures are supported and SriLankan Airlines operates departure flights daily to UK, Melbourne and Narita.
Sri Lanka Tourism would facilitate any country to fly out their nationals on holiday or on work here, back to their home country via charter flights on request.
The SLTDA requested the service providers in the hospitality industry currently hosting international tourists to support the tourists with airport transportation.
Due to the current curfew in the country, Acting Inspector General of Police has assured that the air ticket could be used in lieu of a curfew pass for the passengers as well as the vehicle and driver.
Tourists who are unable to find transport to get to the airport, are requested to contact the closest Police Station or Sri Lanka Tourism 24/7 hotline on 1912.