Sri Lankan Visas

From ancient sites and breathtaking temples to lush rainforests and sparkling white beaches, Sri Lanka has treasures that tempt travellers from all over the world. Below you’ll find information for Australian citizens relating to the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) for Sri Lanka, how to apply for a Sri Lanka visa, and more.

Types Of Tourist Visa For Sri Lanka

Australians will need a visa for Sri Lanka in the form of an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA). For a short visit to Sri Lanka, there are several visa categories such as tourist, business and transit. The most relevant for a holiday is, of course, the tourist visa category. The ETA for tourism will grant you double entry to Sri Lanka and be valid for 30 days.

If you wish to stay longer than 30 days in Sri Lanka, you can apply for an extension of up to 90 days. You’ll need to do this through the Sri Lankan department of immigration. For more detail, refer to the links on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website.

How To Apply For A Sri Lankan Visa

Sri Lanka has a website dedicated to applications for the ETA. You’ll find the most up-to-date link on the Smartraveller website. There are certain conditions required before you apply for your Sri Lankan ETA. For example, you need proof of a return ticket and evidence of sufficient funds to cover your travel expenses in Sri Lanka.

To apply for a Sri Lankan ETA you simply follow the steps on the official website. The fee for the ETA varies slightly according to subcategory (tourist/business) but for Australian citizens the non-refundable, non-transferable fee is US$35.

Please note: Visas are the individual responsibility of travellers. The information above is to be used as a guide only. Conditions can change suddenly so we recommend checking the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for the latest updates.

If you have any questions regarding Sri Lankan visas, call 133 133 and talk to a Flight Centre Travel Expert for advice.

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