From 01 October 2011, all nationalities require a visa to enter Sri Lanka.
Your visa application must be submitted to the Ministry of Emigration and Immigration via the online ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) prior to departure
To apply for your ETA visit - www.eta.gov.lk
This is a very simple process and requires no additional documents. You must fill in the required information and once the visa is approved, you will be notified with an ETA approval notice promptly.
There will be no charge for passengers arriving into Sri Lanka from the 1st October to 31st December 2011.
All passenger travelling to Sri Lanka from 1 Jan 2012 onwards will be required to make a payment of USD $50 per person following the same ETA process.
The Visa issued will be a Double-Entry Tourists Visa applicable for 30 days from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is also the responsibility of the traveller and not that of on the go. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of return from Sri Lanka.
Nationals of the United Kingdon, the EEC, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA (if resident in the UK) currently do not require a visa in advance of entry to the Madlives if stay is less than 30 days. Holders of RSA passports must obtain a visa for the Maldives prior to departure.