ETA eligible and non-eligible countries

Eligible countries

Down below you can find all countries and nationalities that are eligible to apply for an ETA in Sri Lanka (short-term tourism, short-term business or transit type).
Please check if you are qualified for an ETA before you apply.

Should you not be able to find your nationality, please read 'Countries with special regulations' for more information.

  • Algeria (El Djazair)
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Republic Of
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya (Libyan Arab Jamahirya)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Republic Of Zimbabwe
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome And Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Western Sahara (Formerly Spanish Sahara)
  • Zaire
  • Zambia (Formerly Northern Rhodesia)
  • Zimbabwe
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran)
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan(
  • Jordan (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos (Peoples Democratic Republic)
  • Lebanon
  • Macao (Special Administrative Region of China)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan (Republic Of China)
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Bouvet Island
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France (Metropolitan)
  • France
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle Of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Svalbard And Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom - British-Citizen
  • Vatican City
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius, And Saba
  • Brazil
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts And Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre And Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Turks And Caicos Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Virgin Islands, British
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Canada
  • Greenland
  • United Nations
  • United States
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Wallis And Futuna

Countries with special regulations

Almost all nationalities are eligible for online ETA applications. However, nationalities that only have the option to file an ETA application at a local embassy, nationalities that require a certificate for yellow fever immunization at the port of entry and nationalities which are non-eligible for an ETA are listed down below.
Please check the following table before applying.
(When your country only has a circle mark in the column for 'Certificate of yellow fever immunization required', you can still apply for an ETA online.)

*Please note that in the following cases, an ETA application is not required:
-Nationals of Singapore, the Maldives or Seychelles

Nationality Eligible for
application at embassy
Certificate of yellow
fever immunization required
Non-eligible countries
ANGOLA(AGO) - -
ARGENTINA(ARG) - -
BOLIVIA(BOL) - -
BRAZIL(BRA) - -
BURKINA
FASO(BFA)
- -
BURUNDI(BDI) - -
CAMEROON(CMR) -
CENTRAL AFRICAN
REPUBLIC(CAF)
- -
CHAD(Tchad)(TCD) - -
COLOMBIA(COL) - -
COTE DIVOIRE
(Ivory Coast)(CIV)
- -
ECUADOR(ECU) - -
EQUATORIAL
GUINEA(GNQ)
- -
ETHIOPIA(ETH) - -
FRENCH GUIANA(GUF) - -
GABON(GAB) - -
GAMBIA,
THE(GMB)
- -
GHANA(GHA) -
GUINEA(GIN) - -
GUINEA-BISSAU
(GNB)
- -
LIBERIA(LBR) - -
MALDIVES(MDV) - -
MALI(MLI) - -
MAURITANIA(MRT) - -
NIGER(NER) - -
NIGERIA(NGA) -
PANAMA(PAN) - -
PERU(PER) - -
RWANDA(RWA) - -
SAO TOME AND
PRINCIPE(STP)
- -
SENEGAL(SEN) - -
SEYCHELLES(SYC) - -
SIERRA
LEONE(SLE)
- -
SINGAPORE(SGP) - -
SOMALIA(SOM) - -
SUDAN(SDN) - -
SURINAME(SUR) - -
TANZANIA(TZA) - -
TOGO(TGO) - -
UGANDA(UGA) - -
VENEZUELA(VEN) - -
ZAIRE(ZAR) - -

About Sri Lanka visas

If you plan to engage in other activities than specified in the ETA conditions, you are most likely to need a visa for Sri Lanka.

For example, those who plan to stay in Sri Lanka more than 30 days in a row, travel to Sri Lanka for work or long-term business purposes, etc. will need to apply for a visa and not an ETA. As our website only supports applications for ETAs, we ask you to contact the nearest Sri Lankan embassy for more information on visas.

Travelers who visit Sri Lanka for short-term tourism, short-term or transit should apply for an ETA as soon as they decided to visit Sri Lanka.


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