Dept of Immigration and Emigration says no visas on arrival for Pakistani nationals

Dept of Immigration and Emigration says no visas on arrival for Pakistani nationals

Dept of Immigration and Emigration says no visas on arrival for Pakistani nationals

Written by News 1st

29 Jun, 2014 | 8:14 pm

The Department of Immigration and Emigration states that Pakistani nationals visiting Sri Lanka will not be able to obtain tourist visas upon arrival at the airport.

According to a high-ranking official at the department, this is a temporary measure aimed at discouraging political refugees and asylum seekers from Pakistan.

This, however, does not affect the ability of Pakistani nationals on their way to another country, to obtain transit visas on arrival in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the Sri Lankan Government has already informed them of this decision.

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