Crew changes permitted

19 Aug 2021 / Sri Lanka

Vessels are now allowed to perform crew changes in Sri Lanka, regardless of whether they performed a crew change/cargo operation at an Indian port in the 14 days prior to calling.

Indian crew who have obtained their second Covid-19 vaccine and completed 14 days since the date of the second vaccine may arrive via charter flights.

Current restrictions on air passengers are as follows:

  • Air passengers who have been to South American countries, South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, & Zimbabwe within 14 days (including transit) are restricted from arriving at Sri Lanka until further notice.
  • Air passengers who have been to Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain & Kuwait within 14 days are allowed to arrive under strict MOH/regulatory conditions. Passengers transiting via these countries are allowed.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Sri Lanka, contact GAC Sri Lanka at [email protected]

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