The Sri Lankan government has announced that it has decided to resume the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) service on arrival at its airports for fully vaccinated international passengers.
Sarath Rupasiri, Controller General of Immigration and Emigration Department, said in a statement on Friday that issuing the ETA on Arrival will facilitate tourists who are online due to time constraints in their travel arrangements to Sri Lanka, Xinhua reported. Were unable to obtain ETA.
Rupasiri said the facility will be available at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota.
However, irrespective of the facility, the Comptroller General advised travel operators to encourage visiting tourists to obtain an online ETA prior to their arrival in the country to avoid unnecessary delays at the airport.
Sri Lanka saw the highest tourist arrival growth in September with 13,547 arrivals, while the country recorded 37,000 visitors from January to September.