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Restriction on Disembarking of passengers arriving from Iran, Italy and South Korea

March 13, 2020

According to the instructions received from the Ministry of Health, all online carriers and offline carriers that all travel beginning from Iran, Italy and South Korea to Sri Lanka will be banned from 14 March 2020 for two (2) weeks ending 28th March 2020. Accordingly, all airlines have been strongly advised not to board during the aforementioned period in any of their flights destined to Sri Lanka, any passenger who is either originating from Iran, Italy or South Korea or who has been in any of those countries within the last 14 days.

As the numbers of the confirmed cases continue to rise in these three countries, it is a prompt decision taken by Sri Lanka and the authorities concerned to stop the virus entering Sri Lanka.