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Sri Lanka launches five-year multiple entry tourist visa

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

• August 30, 2022
Sri Lanka Parliament (Credit: Abnews)
Sri Lanka Parliament (Credit: Abnews)

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister, Harin Fernando, says 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 also issued single entry visas with a six-month stay period.

“Cabinet agreed to extend five-year multiple-entry tourist visas for 35 countries to help boost repeat tourism in Sri Lanka. A tourist can stay in Sri Lanka for six months in one stretch with this scheme,’’ the minister said.

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

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

“We expect two billion dollars from tourism this year,’’ he added. 

(Xinhua/NAN)

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