May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka will re-open its all international airports from tomorrow to inbound travelers from all countries except from India and Vietnam.
The entry of all passengers to Sri Lanka was suspended on May 21 considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.
All arriving passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine period as per the instructions of the health authorities.
The Director General of Civil Aviation Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama today has informed all airlines that passengers with a travel history to Vietnam (including transit) in the past 14 days will not be permitted to disembark in Sri Lanka with immediate effect until further notice.
The passengers with a travel history to India including transit within the last 14 days will not also be permitted to arrive in Sri Lanka.
The ban also applies to Sri Lankans and other travelers who have stayed in India and Vietnam for the past 14 days or who have used their airports for transit.
Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said although the passengers from India and Vietnam will not be allowed to enter the country, as no such decision has been taken regarding other countries at present, Sri Lankans and tourists from those countries can come to Sri Lanka following health guidelines.
The Minister further stated that such decisions are taken to ensure the health and safety of the people.