Tips To
Reach the Paradise Island

The ETA can be obtaining a tourist & business visa in online by logging on to www.eta.gov.lk and following the instructions. The cost is USD20 as a standard for all countries for processing the visa prior to arrival. For South Asian (SAARC) countries the cost is USD10. For children under the age of 12 there is no charge. Those who arrive at the airport without a prior visa will also be able to obtain a visa at the port of arrival. The cost will be USD25 for all countries and USD15 for South Asian (SAARC) countries. Also you can obtain visas at Sri Lankan embassies in abroad.


South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries:


 
Tourist visa with Double Entry for 30 days.
    By the Applicant / Online – USD 20
    By Third party / Online – USD 20
    At Sri Lanka Overseas Missions / Online – USD 20
    At the head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo / Online – USD 20
    On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka / On Arrival – USD 25
 
Business visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days
    By the Applicant / Online – USD 30
    By Third party / Online – USD 30
    At Sri Lanka Overseas Missions / Online – USD 30
    At the head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo / Online – USD 30
    On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka / On Arrival – USD 40

All Other Countries:


 
Tourist visa with Double Entry for 30 days.
    By the Applicant / Online – USD 35
    By Third party / Online – USD 35
    At Sri Lanka Overseas Missions / Online – USD 35
    At the head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo / Online – USD 35
    On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka / On Arrival – USD 40
 
Business visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days
    By the Applicant / Online – USD 40
    By Third party / Online – USD 40
    At Sri Lanka Overseas Missions / Online – USD 40
    At the head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo / Online – USD 40
    On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka / On Arrival – USD 50

Transit visa with Single Entry for 2 days - Free of Charge



Children of any nationality under 12 years of age - Free of Charge



More Information - https://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/fees.jsp


Sri Lanka is a year round destination. Visitors who seek sun and sea the best time to visit the West coast of the island is from November to April. The South coastal area, where most of the beach resorts are located is popular for beach vacations. During the rest of the year from May till November, visitors could enjoy a beautiful golden sand beach in the North Western areas. Kalpitiya, located in the western (North Western) coast has been declared a new tourist attraction. The central highlands are pleasantly cool and relatively dry from January to April. Month of August is a beautiful month to visit the cultural heritage site of Kandy as the famous Perahera festival with over 100 elephants on parade takes place during the month of August.

While Sri Lanka is a beautiful destination for entertainment, tourists are warned to refrain from any form of pedophile activities which will have severe punishments. Please be warned to reject any approaches of this nature by tuk-tuk drivers, beach boys and any walking guides in cities. It is always best to obtain advice from the team at RedLine Holidays as we will have your best interest in ensuring that your stay will be pleasant and memorable throughout.

Every month the sighting of the full moon referred to as "Poya" is a public holiday and has religious observances. As such on a Poya holiday restaurants, hotels, clubs etc are prohibited from the sale of alcohol. However, you may consume liquor within your room. Though smoking is permitted in Sri Lanka, smoking at certain public areas and inside the vehicle could be subject to a fine.

Sri Lank offers visitors an excellent range of accommodation facilities to suit all budgets from luxury hotels accommodations. In the peak season (mid-January and during Easter) bookings can be heavy so it is best to reserve accommodation well in advance through the RedLine Holidays.

Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR). It’s easy to withdraw the money across the island at ATMs using international credit cards or debit cards.

Sri Lanka is 5.30 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

In general the threats to personal security for travellers in Sri Lanka are remarkably small. It is more pleasant to travel with a companion as it is advised not to travel alone especially after dark. The island including the North and East is safe to visit. If you have anything stolen, report it to the tourist Police, a special tourist police set up to look after the needs of the tourists. Contact Tel Number is + 94 11 2382209