The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka says recommendations issued by the Director General of Health Services must be implemented with great care and caution when allowing overseas arrivals to enter the country.
Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana said if an individual contracts the coronavirus between the time they underwent the PCR test to the time they spend at the airport in Sri Lanka, their release to the community could be a reason for the spread of the disease.
Rohana said health authorities don’t monitor the situation as they are not informed of details including the number of tourists or the places they will be staying at or travel arrangements.
He said foreigners are now allowed to travel to hotels they booked prior to arriving in Sri Lanka while local arrivals who arrive in the country are also being released without a PCR test being conducted.
Upul Rohana requested all authorities in charge of airports to communicate the details of arrivals to ground level medical offices through health authorities in order to monitor and take necessary action.