Formerly known as the island of a thousand names, Sri Lanka or Ceylon is an Asian island country, located in the Gulf of Bengal. Due to its strategic location, it has been considered for many years as an excellent place for international trade. In addition to this, their land, fertile in many raw materials, has long attracted importers.
After more than two thousand years of local governments by practically tribal kingdoms, parts of Sri Lanka were colonized by Portugal and the Netherlands from the 16th century, before the control of the entire country was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. During World War II, Sri Lanka served as an important base for the Allied forces in the fight against the Japanese Empire.
A nationalist political movement emerged in the country in the early twentieth century, in order to obtain political independence, which was finally granted by the British after the peace negotiations in 1948. The Tamil Tigers, another guerrilla nationalist movement was during a time operating in the country, being completely shot down at the end of 2009, making the country currently totally safe.
But what really concerns us about Sri Lanka is its tourist importance since we are facing a country whose culture and landscapes are unmatched. In addition to housing ruins of ancient Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic kingdoms, the fauna, flora and especially the beaches in Sri Lanka are incredibly attractive to see and visit. There are many things you can do in this country.
Incredible Buddhist statues, great temples, beautiful plantations, spectacular beaches, coastal towns and a noisy capital like any other big city in the world. In Sri Lanka you can find a lot to see, this country was even chosen this year as a star destination by lonely planet so you can imagine how much tourism is working on the island and that of so many destinations that you can find in this part of the world, few You’ll like them as much as Ceylon.
In the past, in order to obtain a visa to enter Sri Lanka, it had to be done when the country arrived, making the entrance a bit cumbersome and making access to tourists difficult, but for a few years the government of the country has arranged that the visa In order to enter the country, it can be processed via the Internet, creating an eta that does not have much difficulty to be requested.
According to the same official government website: “from all over the world can now apply e-visa for Sri Lanka online without having to visit an embassy or consulate. The ETA is an official authorization for a short visit to Sri Lanka and is issued electronically. Tourists can apply online for Sri Lanka ETA which is completely electronic processing online submission and the approval for the same (authority to enter Sri Lanka) will be communicated via email”.
In less than 5 minutes you can request it, you just have to have the necessary documentation at hand and this, unlike other evisa it is so simple to request that you do not need support from any travel company, you can do the process yourself.
Depending on what you want to do within Sri Lanka and how long you plan to be, your evisa may have a different price. The most expensive procedure is priced at 50 US dollars. To do this you must have a passport with at least eight months of validity from the moment you step on Ceylon and some other occasional requirements. This s in general, a simple procedure, very different from other visa procedures.
Knowing this, do not wait to visit Sri Lanka, start your process today and do not miss this beautiful country.