Indian flagship carrier, Air India has resumed its flight operation with Sri Lanka starting from 01 Nov 2021 under the Air Bubble Arrangements.
Under the air bubble pact, both Indian and Sri Lankan carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Sri Lanka.
As per the details shared by Air India, it has started operating direct flights between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Delhi, Chennai
From Delhi, Air India has scheduled 2 weekly flights while from Chennai the airline will operate three weekly flights to Colombo. Below is the detailed schedule of Air India’s flights between the two countries.
India-Sri Lanka Flight Schedule
|Flight No||Departure||Dep. Time||Arrival||Arr. Time||Frequency|
|Al 281||Delhi||2220Hrs||Colombo||0200Hrs*||Tue, Sat|
|Al 282||Colombo||0300Hrs||Delhi||0640Hrs||Wed, Sun|
|Al 273||Chennai||0040Hrs||Colombo||0200Hrs||Mon, Thu, Sat|
|Al 274||Colombo||0300Hrs||Chennai||0415Hrs||Mon, Thu, Sat|
It must be noted that Sri Lanka has reopened its border to Indian travelers in August and passengers traveling on Tourist Visa from India. However, there has been a change in the approval process and quarantine measures for passengers traveling on a tourist visa.
Passengers who can travel under Tourism protocol.
Only fully vaccinated passengers can travel under this category. Travelers arriving in Sri Lanka on Tourist Visa must obtain Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) through www.eta.gov.lk following the protocols stated in helloagain (srilanka.travel)
Passengers who can travel under Tourism protocol are as stated below.
- Indian Tourists
- Foreign National including residence VISA holders
- Dual Citizens
- Sri Lankan Citizens
These categories of passengers will not require prior approvals from the foreign ministry but must follow operational guidelines of Sri Lanka tourism.
For passengers traveling on Tourism Protocol, there will be no mandatory minimum stay. If the day 01 PCR test result is negative the travelers are required to continue the rest of their stay at 3 stars or above category hotels.
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