SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Kuwait : Qatar suspends travel to and from island


Mar 10, 2020 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines has suspended its services between Sri Lanka and Kuwait from 6 March to 12 March.

The move is following a decision by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait to temporarily suspend incoming flights from Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt for one week.

SriLankan intends to re-commence its full schedule of frequencies to Kuwait on 13 March, when the one week period is completed.

SriLankan said it regrets any inconvenience to its valued passengers and wishes to stress that the matter is due to factors that are beyond the control of the airline. The directive was dated 6 March 2020 and was based on a decision from health authorities in Kuwait.

Meanwhile, SriLankan Airlines wishes to bring to the notice of our valued guests that entry to the state of Qatar will be temporary suspended for all those intending to travel from certain countries as of March 9th 2020.

This decision by the Government of Qatar includes the following countries – China, Bangladesh, India, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, South Korea, and Thailand.

The suspension extends to all individuals intending to enter from these countries including those who seek visas upon arrival, those with a residence or work permit, and temporary visitors.

The state of Qatar also urges its citizens to avoid all but essential travel at this time.

This precautionary measure will be reviewed and updated as per International guidelines in curtailing the spread of Coronavirus.