Sri Lanka Offers Free Visa!
The Tourism Promotion Bureau of Sri Lanka announced a free visa to the travelers of 48 countries, including the United States and the offer will be valid for six months, effective from 1st Aug 2019.
Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations that many people from all around the world prefer to take. Tourism in Sri Lanka’s third-largest and fastest-growing source of foreign currency. But due to the recent unfortunate terrorist attack, the country did face a fall in tourism. Hence, Sri Lanka plans to boost its tourism by allowing travelers from different nations to get a free visa on arrival starting 1st August.
The Bureau stated that the main aim of offering a free visa is to promote the tourism industry that has collapsed after the terror attacks. The Cabinet of Ministers since have now approved free tourist visa programs to attract more tourists to the country; this measure will be valid for six months as mentioned.
Accordingly, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Thailand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Britain, Malaysia, and the United States are among the 48 nationalities who will be granted free visas.