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Cabinet Decides to Maintain US $50 Fee for 30-Day Visas for Foreigners Visiting Sri Lanka

At the Cabinet meeting held today (06), it was resolved to uphold the current US $50 fee for a 30-day visa for foreign nationals visiting Sri Lanka, as reported by the President’s Media Division.

Moreover, the continuation of the complimentary visa service for citizens of seven countries—India, China, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia—was affirmed. The Government further underscores that the Department of Immigration and Emigration bears full responsibility for issuing relevant visas upon foreigners’ entry into the country.

Amidst significant advancements in Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, various stakeholders in the industry have recently urged President Ranil Wickremesinghe to maintain the maximum visa fee for foreigners at US $50, according to the statement.

They have also stressed that this decision represents crucial support for the industry’s future growth.

Consequently, President Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at this decision after presenting the matter at today’s Cabinet meeting, as per the PMD.

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