Facilitation of Swift Entry for All Arrivals to Sri Lanka

The directive issued on 09 December 2021 by the Director General of Health Services of Sri Lanka, kindly requests all Sri Lankan and foreign nationals travelling to Sri Lanka to complete the online Health Declaration Form prior to their arrival in the country. Online submission will ensure swift entry for all arrivals.

The Health Declaration Form could be accessed through the link given below.

Please submit the hard copy of the vaccination certificate and the PCR test result to avoid delays that may be encountered during the verification of the documents related to Sri Lanka’s current health protocols.

All Tourist or Business travelers to Sri Lanka, must have e-Visa, prior to their arrival with effect from 17.04.2024. 

When applying e-Visa by third parties payments are to be made through the arrangement made in website  Therefore, always ensure that the payments made by accessing to official e-Visa website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka

  • To apply please log in to
  • No ETA processing fee will be charged from children under 12 years for visit of 30 days.
  • Please be informed that the processing fee will be accepted only in US Dollars.

Purposes considered for short visit to Sri Lanka

  • Sightseeing / Holidaying
  • Visiting friend and relatives
  • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
  • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance

How to apply

Log on to the web and fill in the application form

Other options

  1. Apply through Travel Agents or Airlines
  2. Tour operators
  3. Registered agents
  4. Embassy
  5. Head office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration
  6. Counter at the airport (will apply additional fee)

If the application is submitted successfully, an acknowledgement will be sent to the principle applicant or to the third party as requested in the application. In the event of aE-Visa being rejected the system will send a referral notification to the applicant and he/she needs to contact the nearest Sri Lanka Overseas Mission for necessary assistance. If E-Visa is granted, the applicant will be notified accordingly. It is advisable for you to bring a copy of E-Visa approval notice along with you. Further, you should fulfill the following requirements at the port of entry:

  • A Passport valid for not less than 6 months from the date of arrival;
  • A Confirmed Return ticket;
  • Sufficient funds to meet the expenses during the stay

Successful applicants will obtain Visit visas for up to three (03) months period issued by the Mission under the Law of Immigrants and Emigrants Act No. 20 of 1948 of Sri Lanka and its Regulations and Subsequent Amendments, after paying the necessary fees and if there is no objection from local authorities.

If any foreign national desires to visit Sri Lanka for purposes other than tourism, i.e. category of multiple entries, business including short visits such as trainings and meetings, working, residence and journalists should obtain prior approval from the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka case by case. This Mission will grant Entry / Visit visas for these categories after receiving the approval from the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka.

Note: Unexpired validity of the Travel Document should cover beyond a period of six (06) months from the date of departure from Sri Lanka.

For more information go to the official webpage of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka