Sri Lanka Visas for UK and many other European Passport Holders – no charge for 30 day tourist visa August 2019

Sri Lanka Visas for UK and many other European Passport Holders

The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration & Emigration has announced that as of 1 August 2019, British nationals on short visits to Sri Lanka of up to 30 days can get a visa on arrival free of charge.

The immigration authorities have not confirmed if this is a temporary scheme or a permanent change to visa policy.

For up-to-date information and advice on visas, check with the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.

If you’re travelling for paid or unpaid work, and/or are planning a visit of longer than 30 days, you should get a visa from the Sri Lankan High Commission before you travel.

Overstaying your visa will attract a fine and possible detention and deportation.

If you have overstayed your visa, you must report to the Department of Immigration & Emigration

Visas on arrival have been suspended for all travellers arriving from Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry to Sri Lanka.

UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Sri Lanka.





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