UK to add Sri Lanka to the travel corridor list

The United Kingdom (UK) is to add Sri Lanka to the travel corridor list on Saturday.

As a result anyone returning to England, Wales, or Northern Ireland from Sri Lanka on or after 4am on 21 November, do not need to self-isolate on their return.

The UK Government made provision to ensure that travellers entering the United Kingdom from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days, to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. These restrictions came into force on Monday 8 June 2020.

Meanwhile, the UK Foreign Office said that due to a recent cluster of COVID-19 cases in the community in Sri Lanka, there is a high risk of changes to flights and airport operations at short notice. Lockdowns are being imposed in affected areas across a wide geographic spread, and travel restrictions may also be imposed at short notice.

The UK Foreign Office said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. (Colombo Gazette)

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