Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to temporarily restrict aviation passengers having recent travel records to numerous Middle Eastern nations within the last 14 days.
As a result, air passengers from the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman will not be permitted to disembark in Sri Lanka.
The ban will be in place from July 1 to July 13, according to CAA Director-General Captain Themiya Abeywickrama.
Passengers transiting via the aforementioned nations, however, will be permitted to disembark in Sri Lanka, according to the CAA.
The decision was made in compliance with the National Operation Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks’ directives (NOCPCO).
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka announced on Monday (June 28) that flight passengers with a 14-day travel and transit history to various south and east African nations — Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – will be denied entry. From July 1 to July 13, the ban will be in effect.
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