UK updates travel advice on Sri Lanka following coronavirus detection

UK updates travel advice on Sri Lanka following coronavirus detection

The United Kingdom has updated its travel advice on Sri Lanka following confirmation by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health that a patient has tested positive for coronavirus.

The latest foreign travel advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) says the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health has confirmed that one patient has tested positive for coronavirus, which is originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China but now present in other countries as well.

The FCO on GOV.UK website said the Sri Lankan Government is taking various precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. The Ministry of Health has issued a press release and introduced a 24-hour hotline for anyone requiring information on coronavirus – +94 710170717.

Sri Lanka’s Airport & Aviation Service has announced that with immediate effect only passengers will be allowed onto the airport premises. Precautionary measures have also been introduced for some flight arrivals.

The UK citizens have been asked to follow the instructions of airport authorities when travelling to and from Sri Lanka.