Free Sri Lanka Visa Starting Next Month

From May 1st, 2019, Sri Lanka authorities will roll out a free Sri Lanka visa period for visitors.
As a result, free visa entry will be granted to EU citizens, US citizens, UK citizens and citizens of other countries. 

What does this entail?

Thirty-nine countries are now on the visa-on-arrival programme. This visa system is being tested for the next six months from May 1 to subsequently boost tourist arrivals in the country. As such, visa-free entry to Sri Lanka is to be granted to participants from the UK, Canada, the US, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and some EU countries.

Wondering how much it cost to get a Sri Lanka visa?

As a consequence, if you book your travel dates with an arrival date between May 1st and October 31st, 2019, you are saving $35. Note that this initiative may be extended to additional nationalities. Over time, depending on its success, so be sure to check the Sri Lanka visa requirements resources for up-to-date information.

How can I apply for this free Sri Lanka visa?

The advantage of this special offer is that you are able to apply for the free Sri Lanka visa on arrival in the country. To be sure that your country is eligible, call your local consulate and visit the Sri Lanka electronic visa website ( several days before arriving in-country.

How long will my visa be valid for?

All visas issued are valid for a period of 30 days although it can be extended for a period of up to 6 months.