Do I Need A Visa to Sri Lanka?



Visa requirements for different nationalities are specified online at the Electronic Travel Authorisation System. Please check the requirements and obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) prior to arrival in Sri Lanka.



Fee Waiver

Under the ETA fee waiver program, 48 countries including UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands etc. are exempt from paying a visa fee from 01 August 2019 to 31 January 2020.



Visa on arrival is not available.



You can apply online on up to 90 days ahead of travel.



It’s quite easy to apply and if you are requested for an address in Sri Lanka you may include the address of your first hotel.



Please keep a printed copy to show on arrival at the Airport.


For more FAQ’s, please visit our FAQ page

Harriet Hoult