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Airports to close to arriving international passenger flights

  • calendar

    18 March 2020

  • location

    Sri Lanka



As per instructions issued by Sri Lanka Health Authorities, all International Airports in Sri Lanka will be closed for operations of inward international commercial passenger flights (i.e. arrivals) with effect from 0400 hours on 19 March 2020 until 2359 hours on 25 March 2020 (local time in Sri Lanka).
This will be reviewed by Sri Lanka Authorities.

During the above-mentioned restricted period the following will be permitted:

  • Aircraft departures with passengers originating from Colombo, stop overs, transit passengers or visiting tourists.
  • Emergency diversions to BIA (Bandaranaike International Airport).
  • Freighter operations and humanitarian flights to BIA.
  • Technical landings at BIA.
  • Inbound ferry flights (without passengers) at BIA.

Further information will be provided as received from government.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Sri Lanka, contact GAC Sri Lanka at srilanka@gac.com)

Source: Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka https://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=158&Itemid=1694