You can book your flights on several online platforms (eg: www.checkfelix.com) from your hometown to the destination airport Colombo Bandaranaike CMB. If you wanna take your own sports equipment, it's better to book directly over the airline. To declare sport luggage you should call the airline directly and inform about their internal terms.
We advice the following airlines:
If you plan to stay for your next holidays in Sri Lanka you need to apply for a visa. You may apply for it at your domestic Sri Lankan embassy, at least 2-3 weeks before your departure. There is also the possibility to get the visa at the Sri Lankan airport before you enter the island. The Short Visit Visa costs averagly 30 USD per person and lasts for 30 days.
A visitor wishing to stay more than 30 days in Sri Lanka, may apply for an extension: The Short Visit visa may be extended up to 90 days from the date of arrival at the first instance and further 90 days at the second instance.
Application for an extension should be submitted to the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration (head office), Colombo, by visiting the Department or through an Authorized Agent.
for all travellers:
travellers belonging to risk groups:
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