|If golden beaches, rising
waves, misty mountains, mighty elephants, stealthy leopards, giant
whales, a majestic past, lovely tea and warm smiles could sum up a
country, that would be Sri Lanka.|
The island’s proud history of over 2500 years and the breathtaking diversity of scenery will capture your heart and soul like no other destination. May the time you spend in our island be filled with exciting experiences – memories of which you will carry lifelong.
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Information on Visa requirements for visiting Sri Lanka is shon at the end of this page.
At this moment, there are no direct flight from Luxembourg to Sri Lanka.
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A list of recommended travel agencies can be found here .
With affect from 1st January 2012 all foreign travelers planning a holiday visit, a short business trip or to transit through need to apply and obtain Electronic Travel Authorization ( ETA ) prior to arrival in Sri Lanka.
Please visit http://www.eta.gov.lk for more information.
Visitors who already possess a valid Sri Lankan passport or valid residence permit in Sri Lanka do not need a visa to enter Sri Lanka.
The ETA initially limited to 30 days stay in Sri Lanka from the date of arrival although, it may be extended for up to three months from the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Sri Lanka ( www.immigration.gov.lk )
Transit visa up to 48 hours currently issued free of charge (but must have ETA reference number)
Nationals from Republic of Singapore & Maldives who visit Sri Lanka for a short visit up to 30 days are exempt from ETA.
Crew members of flights & ships do not requires a visa.
ETA can be obtained by the following methods
1. Port of Entry in Sri Lanka: for last minute travelers who need to visit Sri Lanka with out prior ETA approval, a limited facility to obtain ETA is available at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Additional fee will apply.
2. Online ETA System: Submit visa application through the ETA system at www.eta.gov.lk and pay visa fee by visa, master or American Express cards credit/debit cards ). Applicant must input personal details including e-mail address. Acknowledgement will receive within 24 hours and Confirmation ( ETA number ) will receive within 03 working days. It will valid for 30 days only.
(ETA number) of the visa which should be shown at the Colombo International Airport during the immigration procedure.
When applying ETA by third parties payments are to be made through the arrangement made in ETA website http://www.eta.gov.lk and obtain acknowledgement of ETA application. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process a valid ETA. Therefore, always endure that the payments made by accessing to Sri Lanka ETA website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.
3. At the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brussels: Those who are not in a position to apply online or unable to submit applications online, may submit application to this Embassy.