Sri Lanka suspends on-arrival visa for tourists

PUBLISHED March 11, 2020

Sri Lanka has announced the suspension of on-arrival visa for tourists until further notice. This action was taken as a step to suppress the spread of corona virus (COVID-19) in the country.

The first case of domestic transmission reported was a 52-year old tour guide who had been touring around with a tourist group from Italy. Not long after, Government Information Department stated, "The Government has decided to suspend on arrival visa facility until further notice."

Additionally, The Sri Lankan government advises to avoid travelling unless it is extremely essential for safety measures.

The 14-day quarantine measures will now be applicable for foreigners other than visitors returning from Iran, Italy and Korea.


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