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Chaos has broken out at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today as tourists are still being taken to hotels for quarantine procedures instead of the PCR facility established at the airport.

The PCR testing facility at the BIA was declared open by Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga on Thursday (23) and was supposed to commence for testing from today (25).

However, the rapid PCR testing had not commences even today, and tourists and transit passengers arriving at the airport were sent to hotels for quarantine purposes, as they did earlier, the airport duty manager said.

He said the PCR laboratories have been set up at the airport premises (2 kilometers away from the airport) in many of the world's most advanced airports.

After the announcement made by the government about the PCR test facilities available for tourists, chaos was reported for not providing the facilities today.

The tourists taken to hotels have to spend a maximum of four days until they receive their PCR test results. (T.K.G Kapila)

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  • Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Saturday, 25 September 2021 04:54 PM

    I am from Germany and we are informed by the Foreign Office what the entry requirements for Sri Lanka are. It still says, book Level 1 hotel and wait until the result is there. If the test is negative, then you can leave the hotel with artz bescheid the hotel.

    Borat Saturday, 25 September 2021 06:46 PM

    Shame too many cooks spoiling soup.

    concern Saturday, 25 September 2021 07:37 PM

    These tourists will never come again to this country. They will also give publicity for what happened to them.

    Roshan Irugalbandara Sunday, 26 September 2021 01:47 AM

    Looks like the racket to quarantine incoming people in Hotels and charge exorbitant rates is still on as the politicians

    Donatello Francis Sunday, 26 September 2021 07:20 PM

    Henchmen ruining everything. Justice is coming.


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