A passport valid for at least 3 months is required by all for entry to Sri Lanka. British Nationals do not require a visa for a tourist visit of less than 30 days. Visits for all other purposes and visitors from the rest of the EU or the USA require a tourist visa which can be obtained on landing and is valid for 30 days. This should be issued free of charge.


Visa and immigration related enquiries should be directed to the Sri Lankan High Commision:

High Commission of Sri Lanka 
13 Hyde Park Gardens 
W2 2LU 
Tel: (020) 7 262 1841-7 
Fax: (020) 7 262 7970

If you require UK representation while you are in Sri Lanka you should contact the British High Commision:

British High Commission 
190 Galle Road 
P O Box 1433 
Colombo 3 
Tel: + 94 (1) 437336-43 
Fax: +(94) (1) 430308
email: bhc@eureka.lk 

The Sri Lanka Tourist Board can provide general tourist information for visitors to Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka Tourist Board 
22 Regent Street 
Tel: (0171) 930 2627  
Fax: (0171) 930 9070