28 Januari, 2020

Sri Lanka stops issuing visas on arrival to Chinese citizens

Sri Lanka suspended issuing visas on arrival to Chinese tourists as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking to reporters at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lankan Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said the suspension would take immediate effect.

"Hereafter, they [Chinese nationals] have to submit their visa application while in China before arriving in Sri Lanka," Wanniarachchi said.

Source: Al Jazeera