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The on-arrival visa facility for visitors has been suspended, with regard to four African countries, with immediate effect. This has been done as a precautionary measure to prevent the entry of Ebola virus, the External Affairs Ministry said.

External Affairs Ministry Public Relations Officer Satya Rodrigo said the privilege to obtain visas on arrival will not be offered to the four African countries -- Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia -- until further notice. He said this decision had been taken in order to reduce the likelihood of persons infected with Ebola virus from entering the country.

This action is consequent on a request by the Health Ministry.

“But people can still apply for visas through the embassies after submitting a medical report,” said Mr. Rodrigo. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 9

  • George Friday, 22 August 2014 06:25 AM

    What happens to the people from here travel travel abroad with dengue via DM Android App

    George Clooney Friday, 22 August 2014 01:39 AM

    [quote name="George "]What happens to the people from here travel travel abroad with dengue via DM Android App[/quote]

    Good point, dengue is contagious and only found in SL due to the dirt and filth in the country.

    rons Friday, 22 August 2014 08:22 AM

    dengue is every where in the world. search google via DM Android App

    Kane Friday, 22 August 2014 03:11 AM

    It is that countries headache. Go and ask from them.

    Tom Friday, 22 August 2014 08:49 AM

    George. .... U dont worry about Dengu.... Abola is a virous.... If it come here we cant manage... See our Air conditions Communication Centers Salons No proper AC or Exhoust Fans.. Even Star class Hotels Workers Drivers accomadation also same...30-40 people sleeping dormattry No vantilation... Sri Lanka is such a country. ..So if Abola comes here MILLIONS will die.. Helth AUTORITY Firstly make attention about above places.. via DM Android App

    Flamingo Friday, 22 August 2014 09:42 AM

    Im in Malaysia and theres lots of cases of dengue here. via DM Android App

    Flamingo Friday, 22 August 2014 01:38 PM

    Dengue fever is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It cannot be spread from person to person. via DM Android App

    T Atapattu Friday, 22 August 2014 09:45 AM

    All Visas for all African countries should be suspended permanently.

    Sri Friday, 22 August 2014 09:39 PM

    Dengue is not infectious

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