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More Lankans return from India

Several Sri Lankans stranded in India returned to the country this morning (12) in another special flight operation by SriLankan Airlines.

The SriLankan Airlines UL 112 charter flight carrying 320 Lankans arrived from Chennai this noon at 12.30 pm at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

The passengers followed the health protocols and their belongings were sprayed with disinfects by security authourities.  

As per the advice of health authorities, they were then directed to a mandatory quarantine period at quarantine facilities maintained by the Tri-Forces.

In a total of 20 UL flights have carried special operations during the global pandemic and the national carrier has been operating special flights on regular frequencies. On Sunday (10) two flights had brought down Lankans from Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur.

The national carrier announced from today onwards it will be offering flights to travellers eligible to travel with the respective advisories. Cities such as London, Tokyo (Narita) Melbourne and Hong Kong will be covered.

The airline stated that passengers who wish to travel to these destinations or beyond can also now purchase their tickets through Sri Lankan Offices or through the nearest travel agent. Governments are allowing travelers stranded overseas to return to their countries subject to stipulated validity of the respective travel documentation and periods of quarantine. 

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