Sri Lanka is all set to resume international flights from December 26. It has been good news after a hiatus of eight months where the flight operations were closed on the account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Referring to this, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAASL) stated that it would issue directives for the travel industry regarding the opening of Sri Lanka’s airspace for charter and commercial flights.
Sri Lanka’s two international airports have been closed since mid-March when the country went into lockdown to tackle the Coronavirus spread. By mid-May, the nation slowly started lifting restrictions. There were plans to start operating international flights from the end of August however there was a spike in Coronavirus cases which lead to stall the plan.
With the restart of international flights, Sri Lanka will be gearing up to welcome foreign tourists soon. Speaking about it, the Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga said that Sri Lanka should consider opening for tourism when the USA and European nations are initiating the Covid-19 vaccination process.