Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

Persons intending to visit Sri Lanka can apply for ETA online. ETA is an official authorization for a Short Visit to Sri Lanka and is issued electronically. The ETA is introduced with the intention of providing an efficient, reliable and simplified service to those who visit Sri Lanka. ETA holders will be issued a 30 day Short Visit visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.

The ETA is issued through an on-line system. No passport copies, documents or photographs are required. There is no requirement to endorse the ETA on the passport.

On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka

Upon arrival, produce your passport to the immigration officer at the port of entry to obtain the necessary clearance. It is advisable for you to bring a copy of the ETA approval notice along with you.

You are not permitted to arrive in Sri Lanka until you receive the ETA Approval Notice.

In order to apply your online visa please visit   

IMPORTANT: Before you travel please check with local authorities if yellow fever vaccination certificate is required to submit at the port of arrival to Sri Lanka.