Sri Lankan Airlines issues advisory over travel to UK

07-06-2021

SriLankan Airlines in a travel advisor said effective 0400hrs (UK Time) on Tuesday 8 June, Sri Lanka will move to the ‘red list’ of countries entering the United Kingdom. Passengers who have already booked their travel on its next three flights to London UL 503 on 5, 6, and 7 June will not be affected by this change. From 8 June, passengers from Sri Lanka will not be allowed to travel to the UK unless they are a British national/an Irish national/or anyone with residence rights in the UK. These passengers who are allowed to travel must; Take a COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result three days (72 hours) before their travel. 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 passenger will quarantine when they arrive. Passengers must provide a quarantine package invoice number to complete their passenger locator form. SriLankan also said passengers need to book their quarantine hotel and day 2 and day 8 tests on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/booking-and-staying-in-a-quarantine-hotel-when-you-arrive-in-england. The passenger locator form is available at https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk. For further information and clarifications, passengers are requested to contact their travel agents, their nearest Sri Lankan Airlines Office, or the Airlines’ Global Contact Centre on +94117771979 or visit the website www.srilankan.com.