Tourist visas suspended for travel abroad

Entry to foreign countries on tourist visas has been suspended with immediate effect.

Minister of State for Foreign Employment Promotion Mr. Jagath Pushpakumara stated this while replying to the question asked by Member of Parliament Hector Appuhami regarding the people who were caught in human trafficking in Oman today (19).

Also giving further comments, he said that the group traveled abroad on tourist visas without the approval of the Foreign Employment Bureau.

He emphasized that the incident will be dealt with without delay.