Communication from Sri Lanka for All Airlines (17th March 2020, 1850hrs)


Civil Aviation Authority’s message to Airlines 

This is to inform all online and offline carriers that according to instructions received from Sri Lanka Health Authorities all international Airports in Sri Lanka will be closed for operation of inward international commercial passenger flights (i.e arrivals) with effect from 0400hrs on 19 March 2020 (local time in Sri Lanka) until 2359hrs on 25 March 2020 (local time in Sri Lanka).

The closure will be reviewed by the Sri Lanka Authorities.

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

  • 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.

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