Sri Lanka will ban all incoming flights for two weeks from tonight (18) to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
According to instructions of Health Authorities, all international airports in the country will be closed for the operation of inward international commercial passenger flights with effect from 4 am on 19 March until 25 March midnight.
However, the following will be permitted during the above mentioned restricted period:
– Aircraft Departures with passengers originating from Colombo, Stopovers, transit passengers or visiting tourists.
– Emergency Diversions to BIA
– Freighter Operations and humanitarian flights to BIA
– Technical landings at BIA
– Inbound ferry flights (without passengers) at BIA
Airlines are strictly instructed to follow the above instructions.