New E-Visa System for Maldivians Traveling to Sri Lanka


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives has issued an update regarding changes to Sri Lanka's tourist visa policy affecting Maldivian travelers.

The new e-visa system introduced by Sri Lanka allows Maldivians to obtain a free 30-day tourist visa upon arrival. For those wishing to stay longer, a six-month visa can be applied for online at [](, subject to an administrative fee.

The Maldivian Foreign Affairs Ministry is in active discussions with Sri Lankan authorities to ensure a seamless transition and address any concerns. Maldivians already in Sri Lanka needing visa extensions can seek assistance from the Maldives High Commission in Colombo.

The ministry reassured that it is dedicated to maintaining a visa process that honors the current bilateral agreement and promotes reciprocity for Maldivian travelers. Further assistance is available through the Maldivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.