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Special Notice Sri Lanka High Commission in Islamabad Outbreak of Corona Virus

All Sri Lankans living in Pakistan,

As you all know, outbreak of corona virus has been reported in China and other neighboring countries. Many governments have alerted their citizens on the spread of the deadly virus of which transmission can be human to human or animal to human, by means of air or touch. So far significant numbers of infected patients have been reported dead in china. There are reports of infections and spread of the virus from many other countries as well.

The Ministry of Foreign Relations in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Mission in Beijing and Posts in Shanghai and Guangzhou, has taken immediate actions to provide necessary assistance to Sri Lankans living in China who wish to return to Sri Lanka.So far there are no official reports of infection of Corona virus in Pakistan. However, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pakistan, kindly to requests All Sri Lankans living across Pakistan to be alert on this matter and to follow precautionary measures as guided by the authorities.

The High Commission further requests All Sri Lankans living across Pakistan to update their data base/information to the Consular Section of the Mission. (Name, mobile number and email address, city, any other information)

High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pakistan, contacts: House No. 62, Attaturk Avenue, G 6/3, Islamabad.

Email: slhc.islamabad@mfa.gov.lk

Telephone: 051-2828723, 051-2828735, 051-2278175

SPECIAL NOTICESUSPENSION OF VISA/ETA ON ARRIVAL FOR FOREIGNERS

With effect from,
12.00 noon (Sri Lanka time), 14th March 2020,
The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) on arrival,
For foreigners who hold Ordinary (or) Normal passports will be temporarily suspended until further notice.

• A foreigner who holds Diplomatic (or) Official passport is exempted from above suspension.

• Citizens of Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles are also exempted from above temporary restriction.

• Foreigners, who intend to visit Sri Lanka for purposes deemed necessary are required to secure visa prior to their arrival in Sri Lanka, through the following channels.

a) Online through ETA Official website. (www.eta.gov.lk)
b) Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions and Posts abroad.
c) Heads of the department of Immigration and emigration.