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Sri Lanka to give free visas to tourists for 06 months from April

Feb 27, 2019 17:37 PM GMT+0530 | 2 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will grant free visas to tourists from key markets like the United Kingdom, Europe and Asian Buddhist countries like Thailand for six months from 1 April 2019 to encourage visits during months when arrivals usually slump.

The government information office said in a statement the Cabinet of Ministers had approved the proposal by John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development, Wild Life and Christian Religious Affairs this week.

Free visas will be given to tourists from Thailand, United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Canada, United States of America, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and countries of the European Union, it said.

The move aims to encourage visits during key Buddhist festivals like Vesak and Poson during this period.
(COLOMBO, February 27, 2019-SB)


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  1. Jessica March 21, 08:21 AM

    Is there a way to ensure that this is 100 applicable? I am travelling to Sri Lanka end of April and need to know if this is for sure.

  2. sacre blieu February 28, 08:31 AM

    Is this how they hope to sort the labour issues in SL

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