ETA Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Tourism / Business

The electronic travel authorization for Sri Lanka is valid for tourist travel(up to 30 days and 2 entries, free for under-12s), business travel(up to 30 days and unlimited entries) or transit(48 hours and 1 entry). Once issued, you must enter Sri Lanka with the authorization within 90 days. The visa's validity period will then start from your arrival in the country, not when the authorization is issued. We advise you to apply at least 2 days before your arrival in Sri Lanka.

The documents must be sent once the form has been completed, so that we can check the data. You will receive a PDF travel authorization, which you will need to print out in color and present on arrival in Sri Lanka. You can enter Sri Lanka at any point.

Start an ETA application Sri Lanka

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about ETA Sri Lanka

Discover Sri Lanka, an island state south-east of India. Rich in ancestral history, Sri Lanka has also been marked by colonization, first by the Portuguese, then by the Dutch and British, who renamed it Ceylon before regaining its independence in 1948.

If you are planning to travel to Sri Lanka, whether for business or pleasure, you should find out in advance how to enter the country.

We also advise you to consult the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. You'll find up-to-the-minute information on safety and the health situation. Travel advice is also a good source of information. The same applies to customs regulations, so you won't run into any problems at the airport with items you've bought locally.

It also includes details of entry and residence requirements, so you can organize your trip and take the necessary steps to travel to Sri Lanka with complete peace of mind.

What are the entry requirements for a visa to Sri Lanka?

visa sri lankaPlease note that entry requirements for Sri Lanka vary regularly.. Because of its island location, Sri Lanka's entry policy depends on the health situation. Although no vaccinations are compulsory, it is strongly recommended that you vaccinate against tuberculosis, typhoid fever and hepatitis, Japanese encephalitis and rabies. We strongly advise you to find out beforehand.

The Sri Lankan authorities require all foreign nationals to present an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), whether for a long or short stay. You can only apply for a visa on arrival in Sri Lanka twice in any one year.

If you are of European nationality, you will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka, otherwise you will be immediately deported to your country of origin.

Whatever the length of your stay, you can apply to extend your tourist visa. You should apply to the immigration office at least one week before your visa expires. You will also need a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of your arrival in Sri Lanka. This is essential, as the ETA alone does not entitle you to enter Sri Lanka. If you are not visiting Sri Lanka as a tourist, please inform the relevant authorities and indicate a place of residence where you will be staying. Under no circumstances can you convert a tourist visa into a resident visa. This will result in immediate expulsion from the country.

An e-visa for Sri Lanka is valid for 30 days. After this period, it is compulsory to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office -FRRO-.

To simplify your life, delegate your e-visa application for Sri Lanka to an approved agency such as Visamundi. Our teams will put together the file you need for your visa application. You'll be sure to get your visa without getting bogged down in red tape.

How can I obtain a visa for Sri Lanka from Visamundi ?

Fill in the online form on the Visamundi platform and e-mail the documents you need to complete your application. After verification by the relevant authorities, you will receive your e-visa -ETA, electronic travel authorization- in PDF format. Print it out in color for presentation on arrival in Sri Lanka, wherever you land.

Your application on our website is only valid if you are outside Sri Lanka, have a planned return date and sufficient funds. To enable us to check these details, please provide us with a bank statement less than three months old.

We offer three types of visa for Sri Lanka: tourist -30 days for 2 entries-, business -30 days for unlimited entries- and transit -2 days-.

Indicate the reasons for your trip: tourism and cultural events, business, visiting acquaintances, or transit. Then enter your arrival and departure dates. Be sure to check the date of your arrival in Sri Lanka, otherwise you may not be authorized to travel there.

In the next step, choose the type of Sri Lanka visa you require. If you are traveling with other people, their first and last names must be entered. Then e-mail us the documents required to complete your file. We'll take care of formatting your file at no extra cost. Within 48 hours, you'll receive the official documents issued by the relevant authorities. If you lose it, we'll e-mail you a new one as soon as possible.

In the event that your application is unsuccessful, we will refund the full cost of your e-visa to Sri Lanka.

How much does a visa for Sri Lanka cost?

The cost of a visa for Sri Lanka varies according to the category you choose. Tourist visas are free for children under 12 (excluding private processing fees). Consular fees are around โ‚ฌ47 for adults.

The business visa costs around โ‚ฌ52 and the transit visa to Sri Lanka has no consular fees. Don't forget to add our agency's processing fees to these amounts.

When should I apply for an ETA for Sri Lanka?

The ETA must be requested at least 2 days before your arrival. If you are arriving a long way in advance, we will accept applications but will allow us to send you your ETA when it becomes available.

Can I get my ETA in Sri Lanka?

Yes, the ETA can be requested on site. Please note that consular fees for issuing an ETA on arrival in Sri Lanka are higher than those charged online.

Can I use my ETA for several trips to Sri Lanka?

No, the ETA is only valid for one entry into Sri Lanka.

How long is the ETA valid for Sri Lanka?

Whatever the reason for your trip to Sri Lanka, your ETA is valid for 3 months.

How do I know if my ETA is still valid?

If the request was not made via our services, you can retrieve your ETA from the official website, in the "check status" section. You will need to enter the reference number when you make the request.

Will I be reimbursed for consular fees if my application is rejected?

If the administration refuses, a refund can be arranged.

What is the difference between ETA and e-Visa?

The ETA is a travel authorization required for visa-exempt nationalities in Sri Lanka.
By applying for an ETA before you leave, you avoid waiting at immigration on arrival, and sometimes additional costs (this is the case for Sri Lanka). Simply print out the PDF document in color and present it on boarding or on arrival.

How long can I stay in the country with an ETA?

You can stay in Sri Lanka for up to 30 days with an ETA for tourism and business.

My ETA has been issued. How long do I have to enter the country?

From the date of approval of your ETA, you have 180 days to enter Sri Lanka. It is important to note that the validity of your ETA does not determine the length of your stay in Sri Lanka, which is subject to immigration regulations.

Do minors need to apply for an ETA to travel to Sri Lanka?

Yes, minors are also required to obtain an ETA. Accompanied children under 12 are exempt from consular fees for their ETA.

Can I apply for an ETA for several people at the same time?

By using our services, you can complete the same form for several travelers. The ETA sent will be nominative and associated with the passport number of each traveler.

For what reasons do I need to apply for an ETA to travel to Sri Lanka?

If you are planning to visit Sri Lanka for tourism, business or transit, you must apply for an ETA.

I'm in transit in Sri Lanka, do I need to apply for an ETA?

Travelers in transit, who do not leave the international zone, do not need to apply for an ETA.

If you wish to leave the airport, you will need to apply for anETA transit permit. This allows you to stay in Sri Lanka for up to 2 days, exit the airport and visit the surrounding area. The only condition is that you take your next flight no later than 48 hours after your disembarkation time.

Can I extend my ETA for Sri Lanka?

Some ETA(s) can be extended at the Colombo immigration office, for a further 90 days, up to a maximum of 3 times.

What documents do I need to present at immigration in Sri Lanka?

You'll need acolor-printed ETA and your passport, which must be valid for six months after your arrival. You may also be asked for your return ticket and proof that you have sufficient funds for your stay(bank statement, bank statement, etc.).

Are there any compulsory vaccinations for travel to Sri Lanka?

The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory for nationals of the following countries: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central Africa, Chad, Colombia, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mayotte, Niger, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tomรฉ, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, Zaire.

Do I need to have booked my round-trip tickets before applying for an ETA?

An ETA can be obtained even before you book your flight, but is not a mandatory part of the application process.

My travel dates have changed. Can I modify my Sri Lanka ETA?

Once issued, your e-Visa cannot be modified. If you change the dates of your stay, you will need to submit a new application.

Is Sri Lanka safe?

Like many countries, Sri Lanka has its own safety issues, but on the whole it is considered a relatively safe place to travel and live. Taking the necessary precautions and keeping abreast of the local situation can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Can a child travel alone to Sri Lanka?

Yes, a child can travel to Sri Lanka without a legal guardian. However, if they are French, they must have an AST (authorization to leave the country). This document can be requested online, and must be completed by one of the holders of parental authority. When traveling, this form must be accompanied by a copy of the legal guardian's identity document.

Sri Lanka: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays
  • Japanese encephalitis: From the age of 2 months, for expatriates or people who must remain in rural areas during the transmission period.
  • Rabies: In case of prolonged stay in isolation
  • Typhoid fever: In case of prolonged stay or precarious hygienic conditions