Transit Passengers

  • Before travel, transit passengers must check with their airline and their final destination for specific requirements.
  • Transit via Sri Lanka is permitted, if the connecting flight is within 10 hours of arrival.
  • Travelers should check with their airline on the transit times.
  • The maximum permitted transit time at BIA for any passenger transiting through BIA must be less than 12 hours.
  • Passengers must have a confirmed connection later from BIA to a destination, and passengers must ensure that they do not exit the airport in the transit country on their way to Sri Lanka.
  • If passengers arriving from the airport in another country are discharged for more than 72 hours, they must obtain a new COVID-19 PCR report from that country, and it should be done within 72 hours prior to their departure.

Please also go through the given links regarding transit for more information.