Sri Lanka visa requirements for Filipinos

Travel and visa requirements

Sri Lankan Visa is not required for Filipinos

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Philippines citizens planning of visiting Sri Lanka can do so by applying for the Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The span of stay issued on this visa is 30 days with the facility of double entry.
  • Your initial arrival in Sri Lanka being the first, within the given 30 days, and the remaining days can be for the second entry into the country.
  • The Sri Lanka e-visa costs a sum of $30 and it takes 3 days to process.
  • Sri Lanka e-visa is issued to those visiting for the purpose of sightseeing, vacation, leisure, medical treatment, sports etc.
  • An international passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Sri Lanka is required with the reservation of a minimum of two empty pages on your passport for necessary stamps.
  • You must possess a return ticket or ticket for travelling to another country and a visa for that country if it is required.
  • Provision of proof of hotel reservation or any other means of your accommodation in Sri Lanka.
  • You are to present all above-mentioned documents to the Sri Lanka Immigration officers upon your arrival at the Sri Lanka airport or seaport.  
  • You must show a police report proving that you do not have a criminal record.
  • Medical Insurance to cover the duration of your entire stay and the presentation of documents confirming the purpose of your travel.
  • An airport embarkation tax is not levied on any passengers.
  • The average expected time for airlines to travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Manila, Philippines is 8 hours, 35 minutes.
  • Some airlines travelling to Sri Lanka from the Philippines are Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, SriLankan, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia.
  • The standard time zone of Sri Lanka is (GMT+5:30), while that of the Philippines is also (GMT+8). This indicates that Sri Lanka is 2 hours, 30 minutes behind the Philippines.
  • The Sri Lanka telephone code is (+94) serves as a medium for both national and international communication.
  • Banks in Sri Lanka are inoperative on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • There is no restriction to the foreign currency you are bringing in or taking out of Sri Lanka.
  • An amount or any negotiable instruments such as the promissory notes, bank drafts, cheques etc up to $10,000 or its equivalent are to be declared.
  • All baggage will be cleared at your first entry into the Sri Lankan airport or seaport.
  • Coming with your pets to Sri Lanka requires an authorization issued by the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH).
  • An import permit is required for the importation of arms and ammunition into Sri Lanka.
  • The official currency of Sri Lanka is Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR) and Colombo is its capital city.
  • Tamil and Sinhala are the official languages spoken in Sri Lanka by its over 21 million population.
  • Variety of religions are exercised in Sri Lanka and they are Theravada Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam (Sunni Muslims) and Roman Catholic is the form of Christianity practised in the country with some other religions that account for about 1.5% of its population.
  • Some of the places you can tour in Sri Lanka when on tourism are Sigiriya, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Yala National Park etc.
  • Rice and curry, deviled egg, malabar matthi curry, sweet and sour, dal, parippu etc., are some popular foods eaten in Sri Lanka.
  • The Sri Lanka power plug types are of type D and G. The type D is the plug type that has three round pins that are patterned triangularly and type G has three rectangular designed pins and also patterned triangularly.
  • The power voltage supply in Sri Lanka is 230V and 50Hz.
  • An average of $30 per day should cater for your daily expenses in Sri Lanka.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I extend my stay duration if the given days are not sufficient to cover my traveling purpose in Sri Lanka?

Filipino wishing to stay more than 30 days in Sri Lanka may apply for an extension and the extension can only be granted to the applicant at the discretion of the  Sri Lanka Immigration Department.

What are the parks can I visit for tourism in Sri Lanka?

You can explore The Yala National Parks in the southeast with herds of elephant, deer, and peacocks. There is also the Wilpattu National Park in the northwest, the largest national park, which preserves the habitats of many water birds such as storks, pelicans, ibis and spoonbills.

What are the official languages spoken in Sri Lanka?

Tamil and Sinhala are the official languages spoken in Sri Lanka by its over 21 million population.

What is the span of stay given on Sri Lankan eTA visa?

The span of stay issued on this visa is 30 days with the facility of double entry.