Over 2000 passengers arrive in Sri Lanka in 24 hours after airports opened

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A total of 2,068 passengers from 29 passenger planes arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake within 24 hours after the end of the ban on passenger flights Tuesday, the official in charge of the airport said.

Sri Lanka re-opened its all international airports from midnight Monday (May 31) to inbound travelers from all countries except from India and Vietnam after closing the airport for arrivals for 10 days.

Among the arrivals were 103 passengers from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 135 from Doha, Qatar and 116 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to airport sources, 69 foreign tourists have also arrived at the Katunayake International Airport during this period.

All passengers will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, during which time they will have to undergo two PCR tests.

During this period, 963 passengers and 11 aircraft also departed for other countries.

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