Notice of Temporarily postponing the proposed visa free scheme for selected countries
The Government of Sri Lanka had earlier decided to introduce a free tourist visa scheme with effect from 01.05.2019 for 39 countries including the countries of the European Union.
However, due to the fact that as a result of the prevailing security conditions in the country, it has been decided that the free visa scheme for the 39 countries will be postponed until further notice.
Therefore, it is recommended that the tourists from the above countries should obtain visas online (ETA) or through the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, UK prior to departure to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka High Commission
26 April 2019