Sri Lanka has announced visa-free entry for Indian tourists under a pilot project that has begun with immediate effect until March 21, 2024.
Apart from India, China, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand are also added to the list of countries in the pilot project, according to the announcement made by Sri Lanka’s foreign affairs minister Ali Sabry on Tuesday on social media platform X.
Cabinet approves issuing of free visas to India, China, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia & Thailand with immediate effect as a pilot project till 31 March –— M U M Ali Sabry (@alisabrypc) October 24, 2023
The Sri Lankan cabinet also proposed an e-ticketing system for most of the tourist sites in the country in the near future.
The proposed free visas and e-ticketing system will save money and time spent on obtaining visas, the statement read.