Sri Lanka is one of the most famous island countries in the world. Located on the south part of Asia, and close to India, Sri Lanka is the seventh-largest island country in the world after the likes of Indonesia, Japan, and the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the huge Indian Ocean which is one of the reasons why it’s worth visiting. Despite its small size, Sri Lanka is home to more than 21.6 million citizens.
There are plenty of attractions in Sri Lanka. Some of the most visited places are Sigirya, Yala National Park, Adam’s Peak, Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, and of course the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where you can easily see elephants of all ages in their natural habitats.
If you want to get to Sri Lanka then this article is for you. Here are some details on how to get Sri Lanka Visa, what attractions you should check out, and some additional information on the famous island country.
The answer to the question of how to get Sri Lanka Visa is not hard
Visas are issued to all citizens, regardless of their country of origin. Although, the citizens of Visa-exempt countries have a lot more advantages than the rest. Obtaining a Visa can happen online through the official website of the government. The first thing that shows up on the website is a message that informs the travelers about a modified version of the ETA.
In the summer of 2019, the authorities of Sri Lanka announced there is a new version of the ETA (which stands for Electronic Travel Authorization).
This document allows travelers from certain countries to arrive at the island by obtaining ETA for free without any charges as long as they’re entering as tourists. The modified version is available from August 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020.
Among some of the countries that are included are all countries from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, China, and Israel.
The official website of the Sri Lanka government includes very detailed information on how to get Sri Lanka Visa as well as other questions that might be asked such as “How to extend my Visa” and “Which countries are exempt from ETA?”. There are four steps to get a Sri Lanka Visa – submit and review the application, pay, and print the ETA confirmation.
Visiting Sri Lanka can happen with either Tourist, Business or Transit Visa
Only citizens from three countries can get Visa on arrival – Maldives, Seychelles, and Singapore. While citizens from Seychelles can stay in the country for 60 days (extendable to 90 days), citizens from both Maldives and Singapore can stay up to 30 days, however, that can be extended to 150 days per year.
If you are looking for a magical island with a wide variety of temples, national parks, mountains, beaches, and gardens, then you will have a great time in Sri Lanka. It’s a fantastic way of learning more about the Asian culture and the Buddhist community.