EU's decision not to open borders to SL, discussed

Kameshi Kohomange | Published: 6:35 PM Jun 30 2020
Local EU's decision not to open borders to SL, discussed

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement noted the decision taken by the European Union to reopen its external borders on 1 July to an initial list of 15 countries and the decision taken not to include Sri Lanka in the list.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka accredited to the European Union in Brussels which has been actively lobbying for Sri Lanka’s inclusion in the list was informed by the European Commission that it has not yet considered countries that have not opened airports nor accepted visitors from the EU region.

The Embassy was further informed that the list will be progressively expanded depending on the progress made in the epidemiological situation in countries, the ability to apply containment measures during travel, and whether or not that country has lifted travel restrictions towards the EU countries.

Kameshi Kohomange | Published: 6:35 PM Jun 30 2020

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