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Sri Lanka Visa Requirements to Change

February 1st, 2011
Now that the civil war is over, Sri Lanka is looking toward the future, and that means encouraging the growth of its tourism industry. With its lush forests and picture-perfect beaches, Sri Lanka's potential is almost limitless. According to the BBC, some towns in Sri Lanka are in the process of building centers for adventure tourism, and the government is trying to attract more airlines to Colombo airport. Their efforts already seem to be bearing fruit. Per the BBC, the country expects to see 700,000 tourists visit this year, and expects to host 2.5 million foreign visitors a year by 2016. However, if you plan to be one of those tourists, keep your ears open for the latest visa requirements. Currently, there is no need for US citizens to get a visa ahead of time to visit Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Visa Requirements For Business Travelers

April 3rd, 2010
Sri Lanka has a growing economy based on agricultural products like tea, rubber and coconuts, as well as textiles and gemstones.  In 2006, the Sri Lankan GDP grew 7.4% to reach the US equivalent of $27.4 billion. According to, American business travelers in Sri Lanka should feel right at home.  Many business customs in Sri Lanka are similar to those in America.  Most businesspeople speak English, punctuality is expected for meetings and appointments, and when you meet someone new, it's considered polite to exchange business cards. While American tourists in Sri Lanka do not need Sri Lankan visas,  business travelers do. Here are the documents required to get a Sri Lankan visa for a business trip: 1 Sri Lanka visa application form Your US passport, which


Types of Sri Lankan Visas

October 28th, 2009
Sri Lanka is an island paradise  of mountains, rainforestdes and temples, fringed by picture -perfect tropical beaches. With the defeat of the insurgent group the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam earlier this year, the country's popularity as a travel destination is back on the rise. Americans traveling to Sri Lanka definitely need a visa, but the type of visa you'll need depends on the circumstances of your stay. Here's a brief overview of the different types of Sri Lankan visas: Tourist (or visit) visa: Tourist visas are issued for free on arrival for American citizens.  They are valid for up to  30 days, but you can apply for an extension in Sri Lanka if necessary.Business visa: A multiple-entry visa, valid for three months or up to one year, may be issued to businesspeop


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