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12 January 2012 03:34 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government has decided to exempt transit passengers and children less than 12 from having to pay visa fees, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said today
This was based on a proposal by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the cabinet. It states that visa fees would be waived for children less than 12 years of age transit passengers who stay in the country up to 48 hours.

This move would be much favourable to Sri Lanka, as this system would boost visits by foreigners with children. (SAJ)

  Comments - 8

  • Wara Friday, 13 January 2012 04:00 AM

    And also upto 48 hour for transit ?? Then it won't be for a transit. There's something wrong.

    Shamal Silva Friday, 13 January 2012 04:21 AM

    There is a transit visa fee if you travel through Australia for passport holders of certain countries.

    farieze rumi Friday, 13 January 2012 06:20 AM

    i was thinking waving of VAT tax for Sri Lankan pessengers who work abroud.

    zorro Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:22 PM

    If I am prepared to spend 2000 US $ during my holidays 20 - 50 US $ has nothing to say!

    Horst Germany Thursday, 12 January 2012 05:21 PM

    No visa would be much more favourable to Sri Lanka..
    Not because the fee, because the trouble to obtain a visa.

    faqi Thursday, 12 January 2012 06:12 PM

    No country that I know of in the world, charges a visa fee for transit passengers, some do not even leave the airport, others for an overnight stay to catch a connecting flight the next day.

    faqi Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:13 PM

    Visa fee for Transit passengers? Never heard of such a thing anywhere in the world. Could you imagine paying a visa fee every time one passes through a place like Heathrow in the UK. If that be the case they would make a million in a day.

    Yuri Friday, 13 January 2012 02:16 AM

    NO Germany, this is we do tourism , now our prime target is Tourist. no wonder why

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