Last update:Wed, 08 May 2024

Frequently Asked Questions for Travelling to Sri Lanka as a Tourist



Please note that the Consular Section of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin is not responsible for visas for Sri Lankan citizens wishing to enter Germany and cannot provide any assistance in such cases. For these purposes, the persons concerned should contact the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Colombo.


1. Is Sri Lanka open for tourists from all countries?

Yes, Sri Lanka introduced simple health guidelines for tourists to adhere when travelling in Sri Lanka

2. What are the required documents for my travel to Sri Lanka?

a. Visa

3. Where can I find further details on the current travel requirements?

Website – https://www.srilanka-botschaft.de/visa-residence/visa-guidelines-for-tourists

4. Is there a mandatory minimum stay?




5. How should I apply for visa to Sri Lanka?

On arrival visa

German passport holders can obtain on arrival visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.


E-Visa for entering in to Sri Lanka . Please visit : https://www.srilankaevisa.lk/

More info could be accessed here - https://www.srilanka-botschaft.de/visa-residence/visa-guidelines-for-tourists

6. What do I do if E-Viss system is not functioning ?

You can obtain on-arrival visa.

7. Can I get visa on arrival?



15. Important contacts

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin, Germany
Ms. Nisa Haneefa
Tel – (030) 80909749
Email –
Website - https://www.srilanka-botschaft.de/visa-residence/visa-guidelines-for-tourists

Bandaranaiake International Airport
Telephone: +94 11 226 4444
Airport Duty Manager: +94 11 226 3333
Email :

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
Director - Chief Operations - All Airports
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
Tel: + 94 47 203 1100
Tel: + 94 47 203 1000
Tel: + 94 47 203 1111

Civil Aviation Authority
Tel : 0094 112 358 800
Email :

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
Hotline – 1912
Tel : 0094 112 426 900
Email – or