Direct flights between Moscow and Colombo are scheduled to resume from April 1. This was reported on March 19 by TASS with reference to the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Moscow Migahalanda Durage Lamawansa.
According to the diplomat, at first the flights are planned twice a week. Lamawansa added that Sri Lanka’s national airline, SriLankan Airlines, will also fly, but no dates have been set yet.
Tickets have already appeared on sale on the website of the Russian national carrier – prices for a round-trip flight start at 38.5 thousand rubles.
However, the headquarters has not yet given permission to resume flights with Sri Lanka. Thus, while it can be assumed that the flights have the status of cargo and passenger. And the Federal Air Transport Agency earlier forbade tour operators to form tour packages based on such transportation. This means that at the moment these Aeroflot flights cannot be used to send tourists on vacation.
Individual tourists will also not be able to visit Sri Lanka yet, since travel is allowed exclusively through the tour operator. You do not need to go through quarantine upon arrival, but within 14 days tourists can only move around the country in an organized manner accompanied by officials. Recently, the Sri Lankan government announced its intention to allow tourists who received both doses of the vaccine to enter the country without quarantine.
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