Emirates, which flies Norwegians to Sri Lanka via Dubai, now offers
passengers free cancellation and rebooking after the terrorist attacks
in Sri Lanka.
‘’We allow rebooking of the tickets, or reimbursement, also of tickets that are normally not refundable. The traveller should contact their travel agent or Emirates customer center if it was purchased on our website or by telephone’’ said Norway’s head of Emirates, Terje Grue, to flysmart24.no.
At least 290 people were killed in the coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday, targeting three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka. About 500 were injured, and among those killed were 39 foreign tourists, while 28 were foreigners were injured according to Aftenposten newspaper (AP).
Due to the unclear situation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not recommend traveling to or staying in Sri Lanka unless strictly necessary. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also recommended that Norwegian citizens who are in the countryfollow the local authorities’ instructions and contact their relatives in Norway.
‘’The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has travel advice for several countries and regions where Norwegians still choose to travel, but this is the opinion the individual must take’’ said Grue, who added that the company’s flights to Sri Lanka are scheduled as normal.
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