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US, Canadian, Australian, and all other nationalities can apply for a Sri Lanka ETA visa except nationals of Singapore, Seychelles, and the Maldives as they are exempt for a stay of up to 30 days.
The visa is valid for three months for double entry of up to 30 days per visit and is issued electronically. The ETA is submitted online and the ETA approval will be returned via email.
2-3 Business Day visa processing.
Entry to Sri Lanka has now been reinstated - with restrictions - for travelers. Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory taken within 96 hours prior to departure and have a pre-confirmed booking at a Level 1 "Safe and Secure" hotel. Upon arrival, they must complete another pre-paid PCR test and, depending on the duration of their stay, may be required to complete another. They must also purchase a mandatory 1-month insurance policy to cover them for the duration of their stay.
Entry to Sri Lanka has been reinstated - with restrictions - for travelers and for tourism. Tourists may arrive through Charter Flights, Scheduled Flights or Private Jets, at both Katunayake and Mattala Airports. Please note that Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is certified as a safe airport by ACI airport health accreditation program. Visas must be applied for prior to arrival.
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours prior to departure. Children with a tourist visa under the age of 12 are exempt from PCR test requirement.
Travelers must complete a Health Declaration Form and present it upon arrival.
Tourist must purchase the mandatory COVID-19 Insurance Cover from People's Insurance PLC at USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 for a period of one month.
The Sri Lanka ETA is for travel to Sri Lanka for Tourism, Business, Holiday, Visiting Friends and Relatives, Medical Treatment or Participate in Sporting Events, Competitions and Activities relating to Cultural Performances
Not sure if your trip applies? Check our FAQ to find out
Choose your nationality from your passport to find out if you can apply for an Sri Lankan ETA
Scan all of the documents you need for your application
Complete the online application and submit payment
Receive your ETA approval and related documentation via e-mail
An ETA or Electronic Travel Authority is an official authorization for a short visit to Sri Lanka. The visa is valid for three months for double entry of up to 30 days per visit and is issued electronically. The ETA is submitted online and the ETA approval will be returned via email. The Sri Lanka ETA is for travel to Sri Lanka for tourism, business, holiday, visiting friends and relatives, medical treatment or participate in sporting events, competitions and activities relating to cultural performances.
All Nationalities can apply for a Sri Lanka ETA visa except nationals of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Seychelles and The Republic of Maldives as these three countries can visit Sri Lanka for up to 30 days without a visa.
The Sri Lankan ETA visa is issued for short visits for Tourism, Business, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Participate in Art, Music and Dance Events, Religious Events, Symposiums, Short Term Training Programs, Medical Treatments, Sporting Events, Visiting Family;y and Friends, and Transit purposes.
No, the ETA can be obtained prior to purchasing your airline ticket.
The holder of an ETA, should not engage in any form of employment, paid or unpaid, or in any trade or business other than specified in the ETA, during the period of his/her stay in Sri Lanka
Although it is not required that you have a printed copy as your ETA visa is electronically linked to your passport, we do recommend having a copy with you when entering Sri Lanka.
No, citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Seychelles, and The Republic of Maldives do not require a visa to visit Sri Lanka for up to 30 days.
Children under 12 years of age are exempt from having to apply for a visa to travel to Sri Lanka
Yes, you can apply for an extension of stay for up to 90 days while you are in Sri Lanka by visiting the Department of Immigration.