en | $ USD



Select Your Language

Select Your Currency

  • AED United Arab Emirates Dirham
  • AFN Afghan Afghani
  • ALL Albanian Lek
  • AMD Armenian Dram
  • ANG Netherlands Antillean Guilder
  • AOA Angolan Kwanza
  • ARS Argentine Peso
  • AUD Australian Dollar
  • AWG Aruban Florin
  • AZN Azerbaijani Manat
  • BAM Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Mark
  • BBD Barbadian Dollar
  • BDT Bangladeshi Taka
  • BGN Bulgarian Lev
  • BIF Burundian Franc
  • BMD Bermudan Dollar
  • BND Brunei Dollar
  • BOB Bolivian Boliviano
  • BRL Brazilian Real
  • BSD Bahamian Dollar
  • BWP Botswanan Pula
  • BZD Belize Dollar
  • CAD Canadian Dollar
  • CDF Congolese Franc
  • CHF Swiss Franc
  • CLP Chilean Peso
  • CNY Chinese Yuan
  • COP Colombian Peso
  • CRC Costa Rican Colón
  • CVE Cape Verdean Escudo
  • CZK Czech Republic Koruna
  • DJF Djiboutian Franc
  • DKK Danish Krone
  • DOP Dominican Peso
  • DZD Algerian Dinar
  • EGP Egyptian Pound
  • ETB Ethiopian Birr
  • EUR Euro
  • FJD Fijian Dollar
  • FKP Falkland Islands Pound
  • GBP British Pound Sterling
  • GEL Georgian Lari
  • GIP Gibraltar Pound
  • GMD Gambian Dalasi
  • GNF Guinean Franc
  • GTQ Guatemalan Quetzal
  • GYD Guyanaese Dollar
  • HKD Hong Kong Dollar
  • HNL Honduran Lempira
  • HTG Haitian Gourde
  • HUF Hungarian Forint
  • IDR Indonesian Rupiah
  • ILS Israeli New Sheqel
  • INR Indian Rupee
  • ISK Icelandic Króna
  • JMD Jamaican Dollar
  • JPY Japanese Yen
  • KES Kenyan Shilling
  • KGS Kyrgystani Som
  • KHR Cambodian Riel
  • KMF Comorian Franc
  • KRW South Korean Won
  • KYD Cayman Islands Dollar
  • KZT Kazakhstani Tenge
  • LAK Laotian Kip
  • LBP Lebanese Pound
  • LKR Sri Lankan Rupee
  • LRD Liberian Dollar
  • LSL Lesotho Loti
  • MAD Moroccan Dirham
  • MDL Moldovan Leu
  • MGA Malagasy Ariary
  • MKD Macedonian Denar
  • MNT Mongolian Tugrik
  • MOP Macanese Pataca
  • MUR Mauritian Rupee
  • MVR Maldivian Rufiyaa
  • MWK Malawian Kwacha
  • MXN Mexican Peso
  • MYR Malaysian Ringgit
  • MZN Mozambican Metical
  • NAD Namibian Dollar
  • NGN Nigerian Naira
  • NIO Nicaraguan Córdoba
  • NOK Norwegian Krone
  • NPR Nepalese Rupee
  • NZD New Zealand Dollar
  • OMR Omani Rial
  • PAB Panamanian Balboa
  • PEN Peruvian Nuevo Sol
  • PGK Papua New Guinean Kina
  • PHP Philippine Peso
  • PKR Pakistani Rupee
  • PLN Polish Zloty
  • PYG Paraguayan Guarani
  • QAR Qatari Rial
  • RON Romanian Leu
  • RSD Serbian Dinar
  • RUB Russian Ruble
  • RWF Rwandan Franc
  • SAR Saudi Riyal
  • SBD Solomon Islands Dollar
  • SCR Seychellois Rupee
  • SEK Swedish Krona
  • SGD Singapore Dollar
  • SHP Saint Helena Pound
  • SLL Sierra Leonean Leone
  • SOS Somali Shilling
  • SRD Surinamese Dollar
  • SVC Salvadoran Colón
  • SZL Swazi Lilangeni
  • THB Thai Baht
  • TJS Tajikistani Somoni
  • TOP Tongan Pa anga
  • TRY Turkish Lira
  • TTD Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
  • TWD New Taiwan Dollar
  • TZS Tanzanian Shilling
  • UAH Ukrainian Hryvnia
  • UGX Ugandan Shilling
  • USD United States Dollar
  • UYU Uruguayan Peso
  • UZS Uzbekistan Som
  • VND Vietnamese Dong
  • VUV Vanuatu Vatu
  • WST Samoan Tala
  • XAF CFA Franc BEAC
  • XCD East Caribbean Dollar
  • XPF CFP Franc
  • YER Yemeni Rial
  • ZAR South African Rand
  • ZMW Zambian Kwacha
Sri Lanka Visa: Entry requirements and pre-travel information for Sri Lanka

Welcome to Sri Lanka

Planning a trip to Sri Lanka? Discover if you need a visa, what your required type is, and how to apply effortlessly with iVisa. Get your travel documents sorted today.

Fill me in

What’s a Sri Lanka Business ETA and who’s it for?

Who’s the Sri Lanka Business ETA for? Business visitors attending meetings, conferences, or seminars in Sri Lanka.

Who isn’t eligible for the Sri Lanka Business ETA? Those seeking employment or long-term business in Sri Lanka, as well as tourists.

What’s the purpose of the Sri Lanka Business ETA? It enables business-related visits, including attending events and short-term training.

How long can you stay with the Sri Lanka Business ETA? Valid for 30 days with extensions of up to six months possible.

What’s a Sri Lanka Tourist ETA and who’s it for?

Who’s the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA for? Tourists from ETA-eligible countries visiting for leisure or to see family.

Who isn’t eligible for the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA? Individuals aiming for business, employment, or long-term stays.

What’s the purpose of the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA? It supports short-term tourism, including sightseeing and medical visits.

How long can you stay with the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA? 30 days from the date of arrival, extendable to six months.

Learn more about the Sri Lanka Business and Tourist ETAs

What’s a Sri Lanka Tourist Visa and who’s it for?

Who’s the Sri Lanka Tourist Visa for?

Travelers from non-ETA eligible countries or those planning longer stays for tourism in Sri Lanka.

Who isn’t eligible for the Sri Lanka Tourist Visa? Individuals seeking to engage in business activities, employment, or permanent residency in Sri Lanka.

What’s the purpose of the Sri Lanka Tourist Visa? Facilitates longer tourism visits, cultural exploration, and visiting relatives beyond the ETA's scope.

How long can you stay with the Sri Lanka Tourist Visa? Typically, it allows stays longer than the ETA, with specific durations depending on the visa type.

We currently do not offer the Sri Lanka Tourist Visa, but you can apply directly through the official [Sri Lanka Department of Immigration and Emigration website] (http://www.immigration.gov.lk/pages_e.php?id=14)

What are the Sri Lankan long-term visa options?

Sri Lanka offers various long-term visa options catering to different needs, such as employment, family reunification, retirement, investment, and specific professional activities. Key categories include:

  • Employment Visas: For those with job offers in Sri Lanka requiring sponsorship.

  • Family Reunion Visas: Aimed at family members of Sri Lankan citizens or residents.

  • Retirement Visas: For retirees meeting certain financial conditions to live in Sri Lanka.

  • Investment Visas: For substantial investors in Sri Lankan businesses.

  • Professional Visas: For experts, academics, or researchers in specific fields.

For detailed information on these visas, please consult the official website of the Sri Lanka Department of Immigration and Emigration.

Fill me in

Staying healthy in Sri Lanka: Here’s what you need to know

Visiting Sri Lanka requires staying informed on health guidelines for a stress-free journey. Here’s essential advice for travelers:

Ensure you're up to date on routine vaccines

  • By consulting the Sri Lankan government's health advisories, stay updated on Sri Lanka's COVID-19 protocols, including potential testing or vaccine requirements.

  • Vaccinations for diseases like hepatitis A and typhoid are recommended. For specific recommendations, visit the CDC's Travelers' Health page.

Medical facilities

  • Sri Lanka offers reputable medical facilities in urban areas, but rural regions may have limited services.

  • Medical costs can be high for tourists; ensure you have comprehensive travel health insurance covering medical expenses.

Health insurance

  • Opt for travel insurance with extensive medical coverage, given the high cost of healthcare.

  • Confirm your insurance coverage includes medical evacuation and significant medical expenses before departure.

Things to be aware of when visiting Sri Lanka

  • Climate: Sri Lanka’s climate varies between coastal and highland areas. Be prepared for humidity in coastal regions and cooler temperatures in the highlands. Monsoon seasons can affect travel plans, so plan accordingly.

Medication for personal use

Bringing medication to Sri Lanka requires adherence to specific guidelines:

  • Declare all medications to customs.

  • Keep in original packaging and carry them in your hand luggage.

  • Carry a prescription or doctor's note in English.

  • Verify legal restrictions by contacting the embassy.

  • Quantity should match your stay to avoid issues at customs.

Fill me in

Need embassy support?

Need a visa extension or consular help? Your home country's embassy in Sri Lanka is your go-to place for support.

Check our easy Embassies Finder to find your nearest embassy.

1.2M happy customers


+46,000 reviews

10 years of experience

98% visa approval rate

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.immigration.gov.lk/
Chat on WhatsApp
Intercom Chat