Sri Lanka visitors urged to apply for eVisa ‘at least a few days’ before departure

Sri Lanka eVisa
By Linsey McNeill
25/04/2024
Home » Sri Lanka visitors urged to apply for eVisa ‘at least a few days’ before departure

Sri Lanka has introduced a new eVisa scheme, with visitors obliged to apply online before arriving in the country.

The new scheme, introduced on 17 April, replaces the visa on arrival.

In an update to its travel advice, the Foreign Office said: “You should apply for a Sri Lanka ‘Electronic Travel Authorisation’ (ETA) online, at least a few days before departure. 

“You should get your approval notice within 24 hours, and you can use this to enter Sri Lanka.”

Visitors must also complete an online arrival form, which can be done up to three days before arriving in Sri Lanka. 

The Foreign Office advice adds: “You do not need a visa if you’re travelling through Sri Lanka by air, as long as the connecting flight is within 24 hours of your arrival. Check with your airline about transit times.”

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