Sri Lanka temporarily halts on-arrival visa for tourists


Mar 12, 2020 9LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Government has temporarily suspend the on-arrival-visa facility for foreign tourists until further notice as a measure to control the spread of coronavirus in the country, a statement said.

“The Government has decided to suspend on arrival visa facility until further notice,” the Government Information Department said in a statement said Thursday.

The government also urged the public to avoid foreign travel as much as possible unless it is an essential matter.

The government’s quarantine measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country are applicable not only to Sri Lankans from Italy, South Korea and Iran but also to foreigners, the statement said.