Sri Lanka Passport and Visa Requirements For U.S. Citizens

Is a Passport Required?
Is a Visa Required?

Sri Lanka flag When preparing to travel, you may ask yourself: Do I need a passport or visa to enter Sri Lanka? The short answer to that question is, “Yes.” A visa and passport are required in order to visit Sri Lanka. When preparing to travel to Sri Lanka, double check the expiration date of your current passport if you have one. It must remain valid for at least for 3 months after departure. If it will expire within that time, or come close, it’s best to get it renewed. Occasionally there’s a need for additional stamps in your passport. So ensure you have at least one blank page remaining for use. Yellow fever vaccinations are currently required in order to enter Sri Lanka. Your medical professional can help you with these, and any other vaccinations you may need. If you are planning an extended trip and expect to carry more than $15,000 with you, be aware that upon entry and exit, the amount will need to be declared to customs.

Learn more about Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka landscape Sri Lanka is located in Southern Asia. The country, which struggles with occasional cyclones and tornadoes, has a total land area of 65,610 sq km. Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, may be a city to consider seeing. When planning other site seeing adventures keep in mind that timezones may change. Make sure to adjust your watch, or phone to Sri Lanka’s timezone, use UTC+5.5. The country’s main agricultural products are wheat and corn. The primary industry contributing to their economy is processing of rubber. Petroleum is Sri Lanka's main import. The country’s airports currently include 15 paved runways, with 4 unpaved. Internet availability exists throughout Sri Lanka for its 6 million users, so finding WIFI while there shouldn't be difficult.

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