Sri Lanka Visa On Arrival Rule Changes You Must Know

Sri Lanka Visa On Arrival Rule Changes You Must Know

31/08/2019 0 By M Zaman

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. This beautiful country was once considered as a most popular tourist destination of 2019. However, there are new visa on arrival rules for Sri Lanka you need to know.

Shortly, before an incident in April, it was on the top list among travellers from different parts of the world. This was a very tragic scenario for a traveller who love to visit the country at least once.

Also, many tourists have turned down to visit the country for the purposes of tourism.

Although, there are some good news. The Sri Lankan government is working extremely hard to make the country most popular once again.

Most recently (from 1st August 2019) Sri Lanka has announced for a free visa on arrival for citizens of almost 50 countries according to Reuters.

A Buddhist statue in Sri Lanka

A Buddhist statue in Sri Lanka (Image: Pixabay)

You also need to aware that this offer will remain valid only for six months for the purposes of tourism. Tourism is one of the major economic sector for the Sri Lankan government.

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Since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, tourists from overseas countries has been recorded extremely lowest. This figure is currently downed to 70% in May following the attack.

However, once applied for a visitor either online or at a local Sri Lankan embassy. It will valid for one month for tourism or business travel. Previously, a tourist visa was $20-$40, is currently on exempt.

But, the Sri Lankan government will re-assess its Sri Lanka visa on arrival policies periodically.

Sri Lanka is truly a uniquely beautiful country on the planet. If you have not visited this geologically diverse
country, then you need to visit Sri Lanka immediately.

Sri Lanka visa on arrival desk at a port

Sri Lanka visa on arrival desk at a port (Image: Sri Lanka Immigration)

Citizens of Thailand, European Union nations, the United States, Australia, South Korea, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Switzerland, Cambodia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Russia are eligible for visa visa on arrival.

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You will find our guide to visiting Sri Lanka more useful to reading. At least, this will help you to re-discover the country.

However, you will find visa information Sri Lanka from here.

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