UK adds Sri Lanka in red list; passengers barred

Amid rising cases of coronavirus infections in Sri Lanka, UK authorities have added Sri Lanka in its red list, meaning the Sri Lankan nationals and others from Sri Lanka will not be allowed entry into the UK

Jun 06, 2021
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Amid rising cases of coronavirus infections in Sri Lanka, UK authorities have added Sri Lanka in its red list, meaning the Sri Lankan nationals and others from Sri Lanka will not be allowed entry into the UK. 

According to Daily Mirror, SriLankan Airlines announced on Saturday that passengers from Sri Lanka will not be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom from 8 June unless they are a British, Irish national, or anyone with residence rights in the UK as Sri Lanka will move to the “red list” of countries entering the UK.

Earlier, it had banned India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan.

However, the passengers who were allowed to travel before 8 June must take a COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result three days (72 hours) before their travel.

“They also need to book a managed quarantine hotel within a 14-day period before arrival. The booking will include hotel, quarantine transport, and travel tests for COVID-19 tests on day 2 and day 8 of quarantine. Complete a passenger locator form (PLF) with details of where passengers will quarantine when they arrive. 

Passengers must provide a quarantine package invoice number to complete their passenger locator form,” the statement said.

(SAM)

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