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Visa And Entry Requirements

All holiday and business travellers applying for a visa to Sri Lanka must have an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter the island. For more information visit


What Are The Visit Visa Types?

There are two types of Visit Visas that travellers can apply for:

  1. Tourist Visit Visa – This visa is eligible for tourists who wish to enter Sri Lanka for sightseeing, relaxation, excursions, visit relatives, etc for a short duration.
  2. Business Purpose Visa – This visa is eligible for foreign nationals who wish to enter Sri Lanka for business purposes, for a short duration.


How to Obtain a Visa

Before you travel to Sri Lanka, for a 30-day visa:

  • Apply through the Sri Lanka electronic visa website (
  • Follow the online application process and pay the fees
  • Once approved, print out the visa confirmation


Want to stay longer?

If you’ve fallen in love with Sri Lanka and want to extend your stay, you can! You can renew a 30-day tourist visa twice, for 30 days each time. Contact the Department of Immigration and Emigration for further information.