1. All nationals are allowed except countries mentioned in alert no.11 to enter Sri Lanka with an online ETA for the purpose of tourism. Accordingly, ETA applicants are strictly advised to follow the instructions below during the application process.
2. It is strongly advised to all applicants to consult the airlines with permission & approval for departure to Sri Lanka from those countries and get directions and check the flight availability in advance to apply ETA to avoid unnecessary payments on the official ETA site. As you embark on your journey to explore the wild and wonderful, we would like to invite you to visit www.srilanka.travel\helloagain to learn about things you need to know to ensure that you have an amazing time that is So Sri Lanka. You should have a confirmed booking in a safe and secure certified, Level 1 hotel for the initial 14 days of your stay, visit www.srilanka.travel\helloagain for information. These hotels are well trained and equipped to ensure that you have a safe yet amazing time in the paradise island. All visas must be applied online through the Immigration ETA portal. Before you apply for your visa, you need to have a confirmed hotel booking, pre-purchased PCR tests and a mandatory COVID-19 Insurance Cover. Contact your Safe and Secure Level 1hotel when making your booking. The hotel will issue a reference number which will be automatically checked with your passport during the application process of ETA. Please be noted that this is a mandatory requirement and if you didn't follow the aforementioned procedure prior to applying for the visa, your visa would not be approved, and the visa fee will not be refunded. All preparations have been made to ensure you have a safe, secure and an amazing holiday in the paradise island. We are so looking forward to welcoming you!!
3. Under any circumstance, On arrival ETA will not be issued to any tourist and all airlines are strictly advised to follow the guidelines issued by CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF SRI LANKA FOR LANDING PERMISSIONS and check the ETA before boarding passengers to Sri Lanka.
4. It will be Noticed the approval of ETA by an email to the applicants who have obtained that ETA permit will be allowed to Land in Sri Lanka only for the true purpose of tourist, subject to the Government health quarantine procedures and Immigration & Emigration Regulations.
Alert 11 (2021.01.16 00:00)
Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana
Visitors from Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana, who intend to apply ETA may apply through Sri Lankan sponsor for their ETA from the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration Sri Lanka.