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Sri Lanka ETA Tourist
We request 5-10 business days to process your electronic Sri Lankan authorisation.
How To Make An Application
What To Include In Your Application
Downloaded from above, printed, completed and signed in Capital Letters with a black pen and sent back to Travcour
A full page copy of your passport ID page. We do not require the original passport to be sent.
Visa Application Form
Download, Print and Fill in the form
The form is in PDF format. When you have downloaded the form, please print it out and fill it in by pen. Kindly ensure all the fields of the visa application form are completely filled before submitting. If a question does not apply, please put ‘N/A’. You must fill in the form with black ink and using BLOCK CAPITALS.
Visitors to Sri Lanka visiting for tourism purposes must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to arrival to Sri Lanka. Holders of ETA obtain a visa on arrival that is valid for 30 days. The visa can be extended by immigration in Sri Lanka. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. The following nationals are exempt from requiring the ETA:
Singapore, Maldives and Singapore.
Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt.
Recommended immunisations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Malaria, Polio, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country except in the districts of Colombo, Kalutara and Nuwara Eliya. Rabies.
Temperatures and humidity are high throughout the year although temperatures on the coast are moderated by sea breezes. Interior highland temperatures are reduced by altitude giving a pleasant climate which is not too hot during the day and not too cold during the night. Rainfall is heavy/moderate everywhere and well distributed throughout the year. The south western coast and mountain slopes are the wettest areas between Apr- Jun & Oct-Nov. The north eastern side is drier with little rainfall between Feb-Sep. The main rainy season being May-July.
Location of Sri Lanka: Indian Ocean
Local Time in Sri Lanka: GMT+5½
Capital City of Sri Lanka: Colombo (commercial); Jayewardenepura (administrative)
Population of Sri Lanka: 20 million
Language(s) spoken in Sri Lanka: Sinhalese, Tamil, English
Dialling Code for Sri Lanka: 94
Emergency numbers in Sri Lanka: Police: 433333. Fire & Ambulance: 422222
Driving in Sri Lanka: Driving is on the left. International Driving Permit required. A Temporary licence is available on presentation of a National licence which must be endorsed at the AA office in Colombo. Minimum driving age is 18
Electricity in Sri Lanka: 230/240V AC 50Hz
Currency of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: LKR: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000
Coins: LKR: 1, 2, 5. Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are accepted. Foreign currency can only be exchanged at authorised hotels, banks and money changers
Opening Hours in Sri Lanka:
Bank: 0900-1500 Mon-Fri
Office: 0900-1700 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0900-1730 Mon-Fri, 0900-1300 Sat
Hints in Sri Lanka: Some persons may prefer not to shake hands with those of the opposite sex. The business community generally speaks English. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands and passing or receiving anything. Smoking is generally accepted. On social occasions arrive on time and dress as for business meetings unless suggested otherwise.
Tipping in Sri Lanka: Service charges are sometimes added to restaurant bills, additional tips of around 10% are discretionary. Tips for taxis are around 10%
Hotel Classification in Sri Lanka: Hotels in Sri Lanka are officially classified from 1 star to 5 stars. However, smaller boutique-style hotels are unclassified.
Import Allowances in Sri Lanka: For persons of 18 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 340gr of tobacco
2 bottles of wine and 1.5 lit of spirits
Perfume for personal use and 250ml of toilet water
In case of a family travelling together, free import is generally only allowed for two members of the family
Airports in Sri Lanka:
Colombo Bandaranaike International (CMB)
For further information, please contact:
Mr Nalin Perera Tourism Promotion Officer
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion BureauSri Lanka High Commission
13, Hyde Park Gardens,London W2 2LU
Tel : +44 845 880 6333 Tel : +44 207 262 1841Fax :+44 207 262 7970
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.srilanka.travel for latest news on Sri Lanka.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
13 Hyde Park Gardens
London, W2 2LU
tel: +44 20 7262 1841
fax; +44 20 7262 7970
hours: 0930-1300 (Mon-Fri)