Travel ban on European passengers

13 March 2020 06:27 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government has suspended the issuance of visas to European passengers for two weeks as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 outbreak.

The decision was taken by the Task Force on Coronavirus which met today at the presidential secretariat with participation of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

It was also decided to subject Sri Lankans arriving from European countries to be quarantined for two weeks and instructed the relevant authorities to study the precautionary measures taken by China to prevent the outbreak of the virus.

It was also decided to sterilize the public transport such as trains and buses from today and attention was dawn to make face masks available at a controlled price and regularize their distribution so that they would be freely available.

  Comments - 7

  • rappd Friday, 13 March 2020 06:46 PM

    does this include the uk?

    Sumith Peiris Friday, 13 March 2020 10:41 PM

    UK is not part of EU. Even US has done the same to EU but not UK

    sam silva Friday, 13 March 2020 06:59 PM

    Why same restrictions are not imposed to the Chinese.

    Answers for idiots Friday, 13 March 2020 10:34 PM

    Because who ever comes from China has undergone a 14 day quarentine period. Also China has reached an end to the ourbreak

    Sanka Friday, 13 March 2020 08:03 PM

    horse has already bolted...

    JT Friday, 13 March 2020 09:23 PM

    What does this mean? I already have visa. I intented to arrive Sri Lanka on next Tuesday. I'm Finnish. Can I enter Sri Lanka?

    vithura Friday, 13 March 2020 10:04 PM

    What 'precautionary' measures are they talking about that China had taken, the whole thing originated in Chinaaa for god sake!

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