Micronesian citizens find travel to Sri Lanka fascinating due to the incredible diversity of its wildlife, something you can enjoy from very close by on various safaris. In this wonderful country, you can see leopards, tigers, elephants, monkeys, water buffalo, porcupines, black bears, panthers, anteaters, turtles, swordfish, dolphins, and whales.
However, you will be speechless before the majesty of the birds of Sri Lanka, among which the most outstanding are the heron, pelicans, flamingos, ibis, and cormorants. It is important to emphasize how the monkeys are considered a sacred species and relate it to the Hindu God Hanuman.
It all sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Although before you start your trip to Sri Lanka you should know the opportunities all Micronesian citizens have in their favor regarding the requirements needed to be received in this country.
But don’t worry, keep reading because we will tell you all the details so you can travel on this vacation to Sri Lanka, easily and without complications.
Standards to be met by Micronesian citizens when traveling to Sri Lanka
All travelers must meet certain requirements before visiting a foreign country.
In the case of Sri Lanka, there is an agreement with Micronesian citizens where, if the trip is only for 30 days, you can apply for an eTA to Sri Lanka or better known as an Electronic Travel Authorization.
But, if the trip is for a longer stay, you will have to stick to apply for a regular visa.
How can a Micronesian citizen apply for an eTA to Sri Lanka?
Thanks to the agreement mentioned above, it is very easy to apply for an eTA to Sri Lanka. All a Micronesian citizen has to do is go online to fill out an application form where you have to enter your full name, phone number, passport number, email address, and reason for travel.
In regards to the reason for travel, only a Micronesian citizen can apply for an electronic travel authorization if you are going for tourism, vacation, or if you are going on business, for example, the Micronesian traveler is going to attend a conference. These reasons must be planned so as not to exceed 30 days.
To complete the application, you must cancel the expenses generated, and once approved, you will receive an email confirming it.
What is even more important, is the issuance of the eTA to Sri Lanka for a Micronesian citizen does not exceed 72 hours, so you will find it incredibly easy to apply.
Another aspect to take advantage of is the service to make the application for the electronic travel authorization is available all year long, so you can apply at the most suitable time.
Can a Micronesian traveler go on safari using an eTA to Sri Lanka?
Yes, using an eTA to Sri Lanka has no limitations on how you can enjoy your holiday in the country. What you should take care of is that your vacation should under no circumstances exceed 30 days.
Although speaking about safaris, for you to enjoy your trip, we have incredible options that all Micronesians choose when coming to Sri Lanka.
The favorite place for every Micronesian tourist is Yala National Park because here you can see the local leopards from very close.
The great advantage is you can rent a 4×4 jeep which from very early on will guide you through the park so you can see nature in all its splendor.
Another place where you can go on safaris and see animals in their natural habitat is Minneriya since if you go between August and September you will have the opportunity to see the effect called “concentration” which is when the elephants gather in the late afternoon at the reservoir.
You will be able to see them playing, with their babies, it is an unforgettable experience. Finally, in Udawalawe you can see elephants, but their biggest attraction is among the birds, crocodiles, and buffalos.
As you can notice, Sri Lanka is a country with many treasures, its fauna but also its landscapes, food, and traditions. Every Micronesian citizen should take advantage of this moment to apply for an eTA to Sri Lanka and embark on a journey of a lifetime to cherish.