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Overseas Sri Lankans no longer required to obtain clearance from FM when returning to country

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The Sri Lankans who are stranded overseas would have the opportunity to return to the country from December 26 onwards without obtaining clearance from the Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs Ministry, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CASL) Chairman Upul Dharmadasa said.

So far these Sri Lankans have been advised to register with the External Affairs Ministry for clearance before landing. However, the Sri Lankans who are returning using this opportunity, should be subject to PCR tests, he said.

"Airport is equipped with the facility to perform around 3,500 PCR tests in a day." Therefore, the number of Lankans arriving the country is limited to a maximum of 3,500 per day", Mr. Dharmadasa added.


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  • azwan Sunday, 20 December 2020 03:54 PM

    its a good as well i ahve some clarification once we landed in sri lanka do we need to go Quarantine 14 days , please reply ,

    Don Munasinghe Sunday, 20 December 2020 04:06 PM

    Good news. Any decision over returning of vaccinated citizens? Do they still need to be quarantined? Many developed countries as well as middle eastern nations will start vaccinating their citizens and residents soon..

    Srilankan Sunday, 20 December 2020 07:35 PM

    OK, where is the flight.?

    Denham Perea Monday, 21 December 2020 01:36 AM

    How long to wait for the test upon arrival? If It’s a long wait after a long flight will be exhausting isn’t it? What about quarantine regulations??


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