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Sri Lanka to Suspend Passenger Arrivals from Britain

December 22, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities have decided to suspend passenger arrivals from Britain after reports on a new strain of the coronavirus spreading in that country.

Sri Lanka also announced Tuesday that Sri Lankans living overseas should continue to obtain approval of the foreign ministry or the civil aviation authority to travel home.

The government had earlier decided to allow Sri Lankans to return home without seeking approval starting next Sunday.

Sri Lanka is planning to open the country for tourists also from week.

There are 37,891 confirmed cases in Sri Lanka including 181 deaths.

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