Sri Lanka Travel

Sri Lanka limits overseas arrivals due to rise in COVID-19 infections

Arrivals to Sri Lanka will have to be limited due to rise in COVID-19 infections from among those returning from abroad, said Dr. Sudath Samaraweera of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health on Saturday (16).

Sri Lanka’s Army Commander warned there is a risk of COVID-19 entering Sri Lanka via returnees from overseas.

General Shavendra Silva who is also the Head of the NOCPCO said 78 people who returned from overseas tests positive for COVID-19 of Friday (16).

On Friday (16) 237 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.

138 of these infections were detected from the Peliyagoda Cluster and 21 were detected from the prison cluster.

1 comment on “Sri Lanka limits overseas arrivals due to rise in COVID-19 infections

  1. Munzir Cader

    Please be good enough to permit who are on exit and some on emergence. I think you should give priority to the nationals than the foreigners as our nationals facing so many problems in accommodation, food as the employers have forced to leave .

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