The Island nation of Sri Lanka has temporarily lifted the ban on inbound travelers starting June 01, however, the country is still cautious on travelers from India or those who have stayed in India for the past 14 days before arriving in Sri Lanka, and therefore they have banned for Indian travelers and those who have stayed here for at least 14 days.
According to the latest travel rules from Sri Lanka, flights are allowed to carry a maximum of 75 passengers and all passengers should mandatorily quarantine for 14 days.
Speaking about this, a statement from the Civil Aviation office mentions, “Any passenger with a travel history to India including transit in the past 14 days will not be permitted to arrive. Foreign nationals, seafarers, businessmen, investors, and others are required to obtain approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enter the island along with the entry visa. A negative PCR test must be taken by all categories of travelers before departure point of origin as per airline or country requirements. And all passengers must adhere to the paid quarantine procedure.”
Sri Lanka was one of the top transit hubs for Indians where Indians traveling to west Asia took transit via Colombo. However, this facility was stopped due to the pandemic and the rise of covid-19 cases in the country.
Both India and Sri Lanka worked on the prospective travel bubble however, owing to the pandemic even this has been stalled.