- 3, 491 passengers were screened during this period
By Chaturanga Samarawickrama and T.K.G Kapila
The quarantine process which was initiated at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) since March 10 at 4 am, was officially stopped on Sunday (22) evening at 3 pm, Civil Aviation Authority Director Shehan Sumanasekera said.
He said 3, 491 passengers arrived in the country were screened during this period and sent to 22 quarantine centres for the 14-day COVID-19 quarantine process.
The quarantine process at the airport would be resumed only if a passenger flight is brought back into the country following permission from the CAA.
There are no restrictions to passengers departing from the airport but the arrival lounge has been completely closed, Mr. Sumanasekera said.
However, permission have been granted for transit passengers, emergency landings, landings due to technical failures, flights arriving for food and fuel and to receive empty flights.