Passengers from Qatar, Bahrain & Canada barred from landing in Sri Lanka

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that passengers from Qatar, Bahrain and Canada will not be permitted to land in Sri Lanka.

This measure will be put in place starting from midnight today (17), the chairman of the CAA said further.

Earlier this week, Sri Lanka imposed a travel ban for passengers arriving in the island from three coronavirus-hit countries - Iran, Italy & S. Korea, with effect from March 14.

It was later extended to a total of 11 countries. Accordingly, all travels beginning from France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Austria were banned for two weeks with effect from March 15.