SL stops On-arrival-visas for Chinese travellers

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Issuing of ‘On arrival visas’ for tourists from China has been suspended with immediate effect, due to the current coronavirus situation, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.
“The decision was made to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019,” the minister told media during a visit to the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake last night.

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  • Jude Tuesday, 28 January 2020 07:18 AM

    I guess this is God's way of saying get rid of Chinese in SL !!???

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 28 January 2020 09:36 AM

    Where is the GMOA? I am sure with there medical expertise and Gota's IT a remedy can be found in no time.

    hans perlee Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:38 AM

    A bit late

    Ha Lima Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:41 AM

    Yes time for Chinese to go

    Liberal One Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:44 AM

    Good but tourists will stop coming anyway because of the situation. What about the Chinese workers? They don't come through on arrival visa.

    Warren Raed Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:43 AM

    Only now you realised it?

    Arnold Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:05 PM

    Too late!! God knows how may infected people already in the country. It takes upto 20 days for the symptoms to show up. God save Lanka.

    Irshad Tuesday, 28 January 2020 02:37 PM

    What about the rest of the world. What about you mobile phones to the clothes you wear? People are short sighted.

    Ravindra Perera Tuesday, 28 January 2020 03:17 PM

    Deport all Chinese nationals arriving at BIA Colombo.


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