No Visa on arrival for Chinese nationals – Pavithra

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka has decided on new rules for Chinese nationals to enter the country, Minister for Health Pavithra Wanniaarachchi told reporters yesterday.

According to the new criteria, the issuing of on-arrival visa for Chinese nationals has been halted with immediate effect, she said speaking to reporters at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

The move follows the discovery of a Chinese Tourist infected with the Novel Coronavirus yesterday.

The Minister noted that Chinese nationals who intend to visit Sri Lanka should apply for the visa online.

Visa will be issued to Chinese citizen after inspecting the province they are coming from and other related matters, the Minister added. (Colombo/Jan28/2020)

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