Saturday March 7, 2020 16:28:20
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s SriLankan Airlines has cancelled its daily flight to Kuwait after authorities in the Middle Eastern nation ordered seven nations to stop flying into the country, for a week.
“SriLankan Airlines regrets to inform that Flight UL229 from Colombo (CMB) to Kuwait (KWI) and Flight UL230 from Kuwait (KWI) to Colombo (CMB) on 07th March is cancelled due to restrictions imposed by the Kuwait Government,” the airline said.
Sri Lanka’s state information office said Kuwait has asked civil aviation authorities to halt flights from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Lebannon, Syria and Egypt for a week.
All foreigners who has entry permits to Kuwait, but has been in one of the countries listed over the past 14 days will be denied entry.
SriLankan had said it is halting flight to China until the end of April. Flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia would be also halted over visa restrictions.
However quarantine facilities had been provided for Kuwait citizens who had been in the listed countries to return.
Authorities in Sri Lanka earlier said Kuwait had requested a medical certificate declaring they were free from Coronavirus from passengers flying from the island. (Colombo/Mar07/2020)