Govt mulls BIA reopening | Sunday Observer

Govt mulls BIA reopening

30 August, 2020
The Government is exploring the possibility of reopening the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) closed due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tourism Ministry said discussions over the reopening are under way with the authorities.

More Sri Lankan expatriates, affected by the pandemic are hoping to return to the island. The Government may reopen the airport following the conclusion of the repatriation process.

The Tourism Ministry stressed that repatriating Sri Lankan expatriates who have made requests to be brought back to the island will not be halted under any circumstances.