Sri Lanka visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Sri Lankan Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can visit Sri Lanka visa free for a duration of 30 days.
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors to Sri Lanka can enter on a visa on arrival or eVisa. 
  • Every visitor must obtain an l Electronic Travel Authorization ( ETA) before entering the country. 
  • You can extend your visa on Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration but Your intended stay in Sri Lanka should end at least two months before the expiry date of your travel document.
  • Visitors must have a return air ticket address and the telephone number of the place of accommodation and 2 passport photographs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency is used in Sri Lanka??

Sri Lankan rupee is the official currency of Sri Lanka. 

Is English fluently spoken in Sri Lanka??

English is fluently spoken in Sri Lanka. 

What's the best time to visit Sri Lanka??

December to March is the best time to visit. 

Is Sri Lanka safe for tourists to visit??

Sri Lanka is a remarkably safe place to travel in, and violent crime against foreigners is virtually unheard of 

Do you need vaccinations to visit Sri Lanka??

The usual recommended vaccinations for Sri Lanka include cover against the childhood diseases (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Poliomyelitis, Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as cover against the food and water borne diseases of Typhoid and Hepatitis A. 

is a PCR test required to enter Srilanka after the Visa is approved & you are fully vaccinated for Covid?