SRI LANKAN VISA ALERT

SRI LANKAN VISA ALERT

Tourists/visitors from India, please note from 1st  January 2012 the Free Visa on arrival is scrapped.

Please visit website  http://www.eta.gov.lk/and apply online. You can pay either in advance or pay when you arrive in Sri Lanka. (Visa fee is $10 if paid in advance or $15 if paid on arrival)

There is also a provision to get it at the airport if you do not apply in advance... below is an extract from the website: The website is clear and will give all required info.

Submitting an ETA Application at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Colombo.
For travelers who wish to visit Sri Lanka without prior ETA approval, a limited facility to obtain ETA at BIA is available. Additional fees will apply

Steps to be followed:

•    Upon arrival at the BIA, report to the ETA issuinfg counter and fill in the ETA application form and pay the relevant fee. Only electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards) and cash in foreign currencies designated by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka are accepted.

•    If your application is approved, the ETA will be issued for up to 30 days

•    Receive your ETA approval notice or referral notice. If referral notice is served, you will be refused entry and returned to your original destination.

•    Once you have received your ETA, please proceed to the Immigration Counter and submit your passport