Sri Lanka Visa and ETA Online
Getting a visa Online via ETA
It is now possible to get a 30 day tourist visa for Sri Lanka online, before your trip.
Before visiting Sri Lanka, perform the following steps to obtain a visa of 30 days :
- Visit the official website of electronic travel authorization Sri Lanka – ETA ( www.eta.gov.lk ) several days before arrival.
- Follow the application procedures and pay with a credit card.
Once authorized, print the confirmation visa.
It is still possible to get visas in embassies abroad Sri Lankans’ and those arriving without a visa can head to the desk specially provided for this purpose at the Bandaranaike International Airport. However, those arriving without a visa will have to wait with the crowd other travellers and pay a small penalty fine. (Terms and Conditions of Sri Lankan Immigration will be in force at this desk so we cannot 100% assure you entry to the country this way, and instead recomned acquiring your visa in advance)
On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of the Republic of Singapore and the Republic of Maldives are exempt from the requirement to obtain ETA to visit Sri Lanka.
Only the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo, Sri Lanka (DI & E) has the authority to issue ETA
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Before your departure, it is important to contact the embassies and consulates to ensure that the entry conditions in the territory have not changed. We recommend you bring a scan or photocopy of all your important documents ( passport pages, credit cards, insurance, train tickets / airplane / bus, driving license, etc.). Keep these copies separate from the originals. This will make replacing the documents easier, in case of loss or theft.