Sri Lanka has extended the period of visas for Russians to six months

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To obtain an electronic entry permit, you need to fill out a form in English

Sri Lanka has extended the validity of visas for Russians by six months

The authorities of Sri Lanka have extended the validity of electronic visas (ETA) for Russians tourists for up to six months, this option will be available to citizens of the Russian Federation until June 25, 2023, according to the Ministry of Tourism of the country.

“The Cabinet has given permission to extend the electronic travel authorization to 180 days at a visa fee of $35 at a time to promote tourism impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This visa scheme will run until June 25, 2023,” the letter says. to tour operators, a copy of which is at the disposal of the Interfax-Tourism portal.

Previously, ETA visas were valid for 30 days from the date of arrival and could be extended up to six months at the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka .

To obtain an electronic entry permit, you must fill out a form in English. Confirmation is given within 24 hours. Upon receipt of confirmation, you must pay a visa fee, which is not charged for children under 12 years old.

The visa fee is $35.

You can pay the fee only by cards of foreign banks, cards & nbsp; “Mir” is not accepted.

You can also apply for a visa on arrival – valid for 30 days, cost $40.

According to tour operators, Southeast Asia is now in high demand from Russian tourists. The desire of airlines to launch flights in this direction is affecting.

“Demand for tours to Sri Lanka is very active at the moment. The destination has already entered the top 5 in sales for the winter period and demand continues The most popular resorts are Unawatuna, Bentota and Khikaduwa,” the press service of the Intourist tour operator said.

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