Sri Lanka to re-introduce conditional repatriation

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Sri Lankan government has decided to continue with the existing procedure of obtaining prior approval from the Foreign Ministry and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for all inbound travelers to Sri Lanka.

The decision was taken in the wake of the discovery of a fast-spreading new strain of coronavirus in certain countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a media release issued today (23).

The revised guidelines on repatriation will be issued once the situation has been reappraised, the release read further.

Image may contain: text that says "ජනරජ මොඩනැගිල්ල, කොළඹ විදේශ අමාත්‍යාංශය வெளிநாட்டு அமைச்சு FOREIGN MINISTRY ලංකාව, குடியரசு கட்டிடம் கொழும்பு Republic Building, Colombo Media Release Lanka Government to re-introduce conditional repatriation in the wake of new strain of Coronavirus In the wake of he discovery of spreading new strain of Coronavirus in certain countries, the Government Sri Lanka has decided continue with the existing procedure obtaining prior approval from the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority for all inbound travellers to Sri Lanka. The revised guidelines on repatriation will be issued once the situation has been reappraised. Foreign Ministry Colombo 22 December 2020"