Logistics

Visa

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How to Apply a Visa - Sri Lanka


The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration has recognized the increasing number of individuals travelling for business and leisure to the country and has implemented measures to facilitate easy visa approval, minimizing the hassle of obtaining a visa. Therefore, Visas for Non-Sri Lankan individuals can be obtained upon arrival. Details of the visa application process and any applicable fees are found at the official page below.

Conference delegates must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) online by visiting Electronic Travel Authorization System (ETA).

What is an ETA?

  • ETA is an official authorization for a Short Visit to Sri Lanka and is issued electronically.
  • ETA Visa will be issued for 30-days Short Visit Visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka, so make sure to apply right time (normally 2 weeks prior to the conference date)
  • The ETA is issued through an on-line system and Most of the time you will get your visa approval within 24 hours.
  • No passport copies, documents or photographs are required. There is no requirement to endorse the ETA on the passport.
  • Upon arrival, produce your passport to the immigration officer at the port of entry to obtain the necessary clearance.
  • It is advisable for you to bring a copy of the ETA approval notice along with you.

ETA Website : http://www.eta.gov.lk

ETA Visa Applying Link : http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp?locale=en_US

Airport Pick Up and Ground Transport

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There are different options are available for your selection when you are planning your trip from Airport to the Colombo city. You can do your transportation via shuttle, bus, train and taxi services from the Bandaranayke International Airport to Colombo city.

Airport & Aviation Service Website :http://www.airport.lk/passenger_guide/getting_arround/to_&_from_airport.php#pub

 

Airport Taxi service


The easiest way to reach to Colombo city from Bandaranayke International Airport (CMB) is by the Airport Taxi service. You can book a taxi when you come to arrival lobby of the Airport.

The airport taxi service (Telephone: +94112252861 Ex 3097) supervise by Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited operates a counter in the arrival lobby with a fleet over 600 vehicles.

Link: http://www.airport.lk/passenger_guide/getting_arround/taxi_service.php

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Ground Transportation


Bus, Taxi and Tuk Tuk are the Main Transportations in Sri Lanka. which you can easily reach anyway from Colombo city with good reasonable price.

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Accommodation

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Budget Hotels in and Around the Conference Venue

 

City Rest Fort Hotel

https://cityrestfortcolombo.directbookingengine.com/

Metro Port City Hotel

https://www.metroportcityhotel.com/

City Beds – The Regent Hotel

http://www.citybedssrilanka.com/

Colombo City Hotel

http://www.colombocityhotels.lk/

Metro City Hotel

https://www.metrocityhotel.com/


Other Budget Hotels in the Colombo City  


Clock Inn Hotel, Colombo 03

http://www.clockinn.lk/

Hotel Sunhill, Colombo 03

http://www.sunhill.lk/hotel_colombo.html

Comfort@15 Hotel, Colombo 03

http://www.comfortat15.lk/

Casons B&B Hotel, Colombo 03

http://www.casonsbnb.com/

Ivy Lane Colombo Hotel, Colombo 03

http://clockinn.lk/ivylanecolombo/home



Through the below mentioned links you can get the best hotel room rates less than actual hotel prices. Average standard room with B/B is USD 30-90 per day.

TripAdvisor

https:/www.tripadvisor.com/

Agoda

https://www.agoda.com

booking.com

https://www.booking.com/

 

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