Alipay+ partners LankaPay to enhance digital travel experience to and from Sri Lanka

More than 400,000 merchants in Sri Lanka will be able to accept cross-border digital payments from some of Asia’s most popular digital payment apps, with more to be progressively included
More than 25 e-wallets supported by LankaPay will be accepted at Alipay+ merchant network globally
Both parties will collaborate in promoting Sri Lanka tourism and local businesses

Alipay+ recently signed an MoU with Sri Lanka’s National Payment Network – LankaPay towards enhancing inbound and outbound travel experience through cross-border digital payments, enabling users of Alipay+ payment partners to make payments seamlessly at over 400,000 LankaQR merchants across Sri Lanka. The partnership will also enable Sri Lankans to use their LankaQR enabled apps to scan and pay at Alipay+ merchants globally when traveling overseas.

By early 2024, users of leading Asian e-wallets from the region including Hong Kong SAR, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand, will be able to use cashless payments when they travel to Sri Lanka with Alipay+ – a suite of global cross-border digital payments, marketing and digitalization solutions operated by Ant Group – by simply scanning LankaQR. More e-wallets are expected to join in the near future.

LankaQR is a project initiated by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to ensure all QR codes and QR based transactions in Sri Lanka are standardized and interoperable. Introduced in 2020, LankaQR network is managed and operated by LankaPay, the operator of Sri Lanka’s National Payment Network.