All travellers are required to go through immigration clearance upon arrival into Sri Lanka. The granting of entry to Sri Lanka is determined by the Immigration officers at the point of entry. Visitors must provide the following basic entry requirements before they can be considered for entry into Sri Lanka:
- A passport with at least 6 months validity
- Valid Sri Lanka visa or ETA, if applicable (for more information Click Here)
- Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Sri Lanka
- Confirmed onward/return tickets, if applicable
- Entry facilities to their onward destinations, if applicable e.g. visas.
- Completed Disembarkation Card
- Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable
The period of stay granted is shown on the entry endorsement given on the visitor’s passport. Visitors are advised to check their passports for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days stay given before leaving the immigration checkpoint. All visitors on visit visas are not permitted to engage in any form of business, profession, occupation paid or unpaid employment while in Sri Lanka. Visitors are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Sri Lanka beyond the number of days given. If there is a need to stay beyond the period granted, visitors may apply for an extension at the DEPARTMENT of Immigration or at the immigration Visitor Services Centre, before the visa expires. Application for extension of stay is subject to approval.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate; for entry into Sri Lanka, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers (over one year of age) who, within the preceding six days have been in or have passed through any country endemic for yellow fever.
The International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is considered valid 10 days after vaccination. The certificate is for a period of 10 years.