The citizens of Armenia always seek to visit the “most beautiful island in the world”, in the words of Marco Polo, to refer to the majestic Sri Lanka, which offers all its tourists a paradisiacal place to relax, vacation and learn about the culture that makes this country so phenomenal. However, it is necessary to have an electronic travel authorization to visit Sri Lanka in advance to be able to enter the country. Don’t worry about it, because our team will tell you all the details from how an Armenian citizen can apply for an e-visa to how to get approved easily.
Which Armenian citizens need an electronic travel authorization to go to Sri Lanka?
If you have never traveled to Sri Lanka before and you do not have a regular Sri Lanka visa, in this case, as an Armenian citizen you need to apply for an eTA to Sri Lanka to be able to vacation in the country.
Are there any specific requirements for applying for the travel authorization to Sri Lanka?
Not really. As an Armenian citizen, you only require that your passport is valid for at least 6 months, at the same time, that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay in Sri Lanka and is the same number as the passport you enter in the application because the travel authorization is associated only with the passport you will take with you on your trip.
Is it complicated to apply for electronic travel authorization to Sri Lanka?
You will be surprised how easy it is to apply for an eTA to Sri Lanka. As an Armenian citizen, you will be asked to fill out a form that you can quickly fill out online. The information required is simple, name, telephone number, marital status, passport number, reason for travel, among others. It is so easy to fill out the application form that it will take you no more than 10 minutes to do it.
The best is that to make the process easier for you, you can cancel the service charges immediately using your credit card, so you don’t have to leave home to send your application. Once your eTA to Sri Lanka has been approved, you will receive a notification in your email, along with your proof of payment.
How long does it take for an Armenian citizen to be approved and how long does the permit last?
The great advantage of an eTA to Sri Lanka is that it is approved within 72 hours and after you are already in possession of your electronic travel authorization you can stay in Sri Lanka for 30 days. Although the permit as such expires in 90 days after it is issued. It is important to emphasize that in case you need to travel urgently, i.e. within 96 hours, you can contact an agent directly by phone, who will speed up the process on your behalf.
Which places in Sri Lanka can an Armenian citizen visit using an eTA?
The permit guarantees that you can visit all the cities and towns that makeup Sri Lanka, although we recommend that you visit the following places to make the most of your holiday.
- For your accommodation, there is plenty of heavenly places where you can admire the divine beaches, enjoy water sports, renew your body with Ayurvedic medicine or explore the culture of Sri Lanka. For its excellent service, this hotel has won international awards in 2019.
- If you love national heritages, Sri Lanka has 8 heritages inscribed in UNESCO, among which are the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic located in Kandy, the first ancestral capital called Anuradhapura whose ruins are still very well preserved, and Polonnaruwa place that still keeps the best archaeological relics of Sri Lanka.
- Sri Lanka’s beaches are a paradise on earth, where you can practice kayaking, see the different sea turtles and whales, enjoy the crystal-clear waters or meet the local fishermen. The most recognized beaches are Mirissa, Talalla, and Tangalle. Its rivers are also part of the incredible natural beauty of Sri Lanka, among them the Bentota Ganga, which if you visit it in December you can participate in the Bentota Perahera, a very popular festival in the town.