As a measure to accommodate last minute travel arrangements to Sri Lanka, the immigration and emigration department of Sri Lanka has announced the resumption of issuing visa on arrival at both Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Mattala Rajapakse International Airport (MRIA).

  1. This service has resumed for a limited number of bonafide travellers who are fully vaccinated and is in effect since 07.10.2021.
  2. This is a service initiated for last minute travel arrangements and for those who do not have sufficient time to apply for an online ETA. All other travel protocols and rules will be considered before granting the visa upon entry.
  3. However, it is highly advisable to apply for an online ETA to ensure expediency and to avoid any delays at the arriving airport.