How to apply for Sri Lanka e-Visa? Here's latest procedure

10:48 AM | 23 May, 2024
How to apply for Sri Lanka e-Visa? Here's latest procedure

COLOMBO - The government of Sri Lanka is making efforts to attract tourists from across the world for which it has also relaxed visa rules.

As part of the changes, the government has also launched a dedicated website for acquiring an e-visa of the country to explore its pristine beaches and roam around the cities.

Travelers can now navigate to the website to get the e-visa. The government has confirmed that it is the only authorized website for the Department of Immigration and Emigration, the Government of Sri Lanka.

The website is operated exclusively by IVS-GBS and VFS Global as the country has transitioned from the ETA system to the new eVisa scheme.

The authorities have elaborated that all visitors must complete an eVisa application prior to their arrival in the country.

Meanwhile, the government has also clarified that the eVisa fee waiver scheme has also been introduced for citizens of China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan. The waiver is applicable with immediate effect, valid until May 31st, 2024 (Last date of arrival) for tourism only and to avail the scheme, travelers should select the 30-day single-entry eVisa option.


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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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