Sri Lanka launches five-year multiple-entry tourist visa

Parliament of Sri Lanka (Credit: Abnews)

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister Harin Fernando said the country has extended its multiple-entry tourist visa to five years to boost repeat tourism.

The minister said that Sri Lanka currently offers one-year multiple entry visas.

The country has also issued single-entry visas with a six-month period of stay.

“Cabinet has agreed to extend multiple-entry tourist visas for 35 countries for five years to boost repeat tourism to Sri Lanka. A tourist can stay in Sri Lanka for six months at a stretch under this scheme,” the minister said.

The minister said the country has offered a three-month digital nomad visa to tourists to attract foreigners engaged in remote work.

He said tourism picked up in July and August and added that they expected one million tourists to arrive in Sri Lanka in 2022.

“We are expecting two billion dollars from tourism this year,” he added.


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