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It is a requirement of the Sri Lankan Government that British visitors to Sri Lanka possess a valid 10 year passport and that the passport has at least six months validity left after your return from holiday. Please check that your passport complies with this decree well in advance of travel.
The Sri Lankan Government requires British passport holders to have a visa for entry into Sri Lanka and you can obtain this by visiting their ‘Electronic Travel Authorization' website and following the online instructions prior to your holiday: www.eta.gov.lk. You will need to refer to your passport when completing the online form and have access to a printer so that you can print the confirmation details. You will be charged US$35 for the online confirmation letter, which will then allow you to obtain your visa on arrival in Sri Lanka. Visas can also be obtained on arrival at a cost of US$40 without the online confirmation, but we recommend obtaining this confirmation in advance to avoid any delays on arrival in Sri Lanka.