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Suspension of visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID – 19 Outbreak


“Suspension of Visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 Outbreak”. Please be informed that, following decisions were taken with immediate effect.

  1. All types of visa issuance to enter Sri Lanka for all the foreign nationalities will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
  2. Further, all types of Electronic Travel Authorizations (ETA), Entry Visas, Landing Endorsements, Multiple Entry Visas and Residence Visas already granted to all the foreign nationals and not arrived to Sri Lanka yet will be temporarily suspended and they will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka until 31.03.2020, 2359hrs (Local Time in Sri Lanka).

You are kindly requested to make necessary arrangements to inform all concerned Sri Lanka Overseas Missions, relevant officials and respective Foreign Missions in Sri Lanka in this regard at your earliest.

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