While Sri Lanka is one of the most desirable destinations to travel to in the world, the country has not been open to tourists looking to work remotely until now. Years of negotiations around a visa scheme has come to a neat conclusion with the cabinet finally granting permission to allow applications for digital nomad visas.

Sri Lanka’s motivation to introduce digital nomad visas following the pandemic is likely to encourage an influx of non-native workers earning more than $2000 USD per month to boost economic recovery.

If applicants want to stay longer than the permitted 30 days, other visa types are available. The national government initiated proposals for the nomad visa years ago as an incentive to “promote these initiatives” that offer a better quality of life and commercialism.