As you prepare for your tour in Sri Lanka, you will need to secure a visa for your stay. This can feel daunting, but don't worry, we have you covered.
Option A - Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)
The most convenient option is to apply for an ETA online. The ETA is an official authorization for a short visit to Sri Lanka and is issued electronically. It's valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka.
You can apply for the ETA here. Once approved, the ETA is sent to you via email. We recommend that you print it out and keep a copy on your phone as well, in case of any issues at immigration.
Total Cost: There is a cost involved in obtaining the ETA, but as of my last update, the exact amount wasn't confirmed. Please refer to the official website for the most current pricing.
Please note: During the application process, you will be asked to provide an address in Sri Lanka. Please check your tour confirmation document for the hotel name and address that you'll be staying at first.
Option B - Visa on Arrival
Although not as convenient as the ETA, another option is to obtain a visa on arrival in Sri Lanka. Please note, however, that this process may be subject to longer queues and potential delays at the airport.
Option C - Apply at a Sri Lankan Embassy or Consulate
If you're not eligible for the ETA or visa on arrival, or you prefer to have your visa sorted before you travel, you can apply at a Sri Lankan Embassy or Consulate in your own country. This process usually requires an application form, your passport, passport photos, and a fee. Please allow at least 2 weeks processing time for this visa.
If you have any questions about getting a Sri Lanka visa or anything about our tour, please do get in touch.
Please note that the cost of the ETA and other visa types may change, and the requirements can vary depending on the visitor's nationality. Always check the official website for the most current information.