Sri Lanka Visa

Tourist eVisa Details
Visa type
Multiple entries
Service fee
Visa fees
6-month Tourist eVisa
180 Days
Multiple entries: Yes
Service fee: 32 USD
Visa fees: 59 - 101 USD

Sri Lanka tourist Visa application process

Complete online application

Prepare your passport and fill in our simple online form in less than 5 minutes

Receive your travel visa

We will send you your approved eVisa in a couple of days - without you having to go anywhere!

Start your journey

Show your passport and the eVisa that we send you when you arrive at your destination.

Sri Lanka visa requirements

In order to submit your application for the Sri Lanka visa (replacement of the ETA), you will need to provide some general and specific documentation.

The following visa requirements are shared across all visa types:

  • Valid passport and a copy
  • Recent photograph (make sure it is high-quality)
  • An email address to receive the Sri Lanka e visa
  • A bank card to pay the visa fees
If your reason for traveling is business, you will also need to provide some specific documentation according to the visa type you select:

  • Invitation from the host company (for every type of business visa)
  • Hotel booking (for the Standard Visitor Visa for SAARC countries and the 1-year multiple entry visa)
  • Flight itinerary (for every business visa except the Standard Visitor Visa for non SAARC countries)
On arrival to Sri Lanka, if you travel for tourism or business purposes, you will need to provide this additional documentation:

  • The approved online visa for Sri Lanka
  • All the documents uploaded to the application form
On top of that, if you travel for tourism, you will also need to provide the following documentation on arrival to Sri Lanka:

  • Hotel booking
  • Flight itinerary
If any of these elements are missing, your application will be saved so that you can complete it at a later stage.

The procedure for obtaining an online visa for Sri Lanka is carried out entirely online, without having to go to an embassy.

At Visagov, the Sri Lanka tourist visa application has been simplified and is designed to minimise the risk of errors. It will take you just 5 minutes to complete in your own language.

The online visa for Sri Lanka cannot be changed; please make sure your details are correct before sending in your application.

You must print your Sri Lanka e visa and present it together with your passport upon arrival in the country.

Do you need more information? See our complete guide: How to get a visa for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Visa Application

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Yes, most nationalities need a visa for Sri Lanka. Fortunately, a lot of travelers will be able to get the online visa for Sri Lanka or Sri Lanka e Visa. This is a travel authorization that can be fully processed and obtained online. You can check with our eligibility checker if you can complete the Sri Lanka tourist visa application online.
An ETA and an eVisa are essentially travel permits that can be obtained online with Visagov. They will allow eligible nationalities to enter Sri Lanka without needing a traditional visa if they are travelling as tourists.

Now, the Sri Lanka ETA has been replaced by the Sri Lanka tourist eVisa. Both allow you to travel to the country for tourism, but the Sri Lanka e visa has the great advantage that it allows you to stay for 60 days at a time up two times a year in Sri Lanka (the ETA only allowed 30 days of stay).

Another advantage is that the Sri Lanka e visa , when compared to a visa on arrival, allows you to travel confidently because you travel to the country with the mandatory travel authoritzation already approved. It also allows you to skip queues when you arrive at the airport in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka visitor visa (6-month tourist eVisa) lasts for up to 6 months. During those months, the Sri Lanka tourist visa allows two entries for a maximum of 60 days each.
You should apply at least 4 business days prior to your intented departure date. The process to apply for the online visa for Sri Lanka is quick, since you will only waste 5 minutes completing the form, sending any required documents and paying for the visa.
The 6-month Sri Lanka e visa has the following governmental fees: 58.55 USD for members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, SAARC) and 100.77 USD for other travelers.
You must fulfill the following entry requirements for Sri Lanka: having a valid passport, obtaining a visa for Sri Lanka, having a hotel booking and roundtrip tickets, and having a yellow fever vaccination certificate if coming from an endemic country.
You will need to show a yellow fever certificate, if you are traveling from any of these countries: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela and Zaire.

Check your eligibility for the Sri Lanka eVisa

Do you need a Sri Lanka eVisa?
Use our eligibility checker to find out if you match with the requirements.

Sri Lanka ETA: More information

To travel to Sri Lanka, you must apply for the online visa for Sri Lanka (also known as Sri Lanka e visa). Without the required travel permits, you won't be able to enter the country. Good news is that most nationalities are eligible for the Sri Lanka tourist visa application .

The price of government fees varies depending on the nationality of the applicant.

The Sri Lanka e Visa replaces the Sri Lanka ETA. Both are travel authorizations fully processed online for tourism, but the eVisa has the advantage that it allows longer stays in the country. Currently, with the Sri Lanka tourist visa you will be able to enjoy the country as a tourist for 60 days twice during 6 months.

The Government of Sri Lanka reserves the right of admission. If you lie or omit relevant information from your personal data, or the authorities suspect that you may be a threat to the security or interests of the country, they may deny entry.