19 March 2020 – Airports closed to international flights

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Tourism
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Overview: All International Airports in Sri Lanka will be closed for operation of inward international commercial passenger flights (i.e. all arrivals) with effect from 0400hrs on 19 March 2020 (local time in Sri Lanka) until 2359hrs on 25 March 2020 (local time in Sri Lanka). The closure period will be reviewed by the Sri Lanka Authorities
Full details here: https://srilanka.travel/covid19/pdf/March-18-2020.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Government policy, likely from the Task Force and Operating Centre