Free on-arrival visas for 45 nationalities

Free on-arrival visas for 45 nationalities

Free on-arrival visas for 45 nationalities

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jul, 2019 | 10:20 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Cabinet approval has been given to grant a free on-arrival visa for tourists, and have expanded the program from 39 countries to 45 in an attempt to recover faster from the April 21 attacks. The cabinet had earlier given the approval to start the free on-arrival visa on May 01, but the program was halted due to security concerns after the April 21 attacks.

New countries have also been added to the list in a new cabinet memorandum presented by Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga. The government is planning to launch an Rs. 1 billion public relations and promotions campaign and has also taken steps to reduce taxes and fees at the airport to allow reduction of airfares to Sri Lanka.

The countries are;

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5.  Cambodia
  6. Canada
  7. China
  8. Croatia
  9. Cyprus
  10. Czech Republic
  11. Denmark
  12. Estonia
  13. Finland
  14. France
  15. Germany
  16. Greece
  17. Hungary
  18.  Iceland
  19. India
  20. Ireland
  21. Italy
  22. Japan
  23. Latvia
  24. Lithuania
  25. Luxembourg
  26. Malta
  27. Malaysia
  28. Netherlands
  29. Norway
  30. New Zealand
  31. Philippines
  32. Poland
  33. Portugal
  34. Romania
  35. Russia
  36. Singapore
  37. Slovak Republic
  38. Slovenia
  39. South Korea
  40. Spain
  41. Sweden
  42. Switzerland
  43. Thailand
  44. United Kingdom
  45. United States of America

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