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Implementing free visa scheme for designated countries

Those who hold passports of listed countries and travel to Sri Lanka from 26.02.2020 to 30.04.2020 for tourist purposes are exempted paying ETA fee (applicable for 30 days), in view of enhancing tourist arrivals from designated countries.

However, any foreign national who will be visiting Sri Lanka for a short period is required to apply ETA and ensure pre approval before the journey to avoid unnecessary delays at the port of entry and adhere with enhanced pre clearance.

The list of countries is as follows.

  • Thailand
  • 28 countries under European Union

{Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,   Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,   Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,    Slovenia,   Spain and Sweden.}

  • United States of America
  • United  Kingdom
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • Switzerland
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Ukraine
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Iceland
 

News & Events

Regional Office, Kurunegala shifted to a new building

The Regional Office, Kurunegala of this Department has been shifted to a new building at, No. 95, Negombo Road, Kurunegala from 05thOctober 2020.

 


 
Foreign Nationals are not allowed to enter Sri Lanka until further notice

All types of Visas already granted to all foreign nationals and not arrived to Sri Lanka yet, have been temporarily suspended. They will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka until further notice.


 
Suspension of issuance of Visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID – 19 Outbreak

All types of Visa issuance to enter Sri Lanka for all countries have been temporarily suspended


 

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