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    Before you start the trip to Sri Lanka, here are some useful information.

    Visa

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    You can conveniently apply for and pay for your visa online at www.eta.gov.lk. You can apply upon arrival at the airport. To apply for a visa, you need a valid passport (valid for 6 months), a valid return ticket and proof of sufficient funds for the stay. Price for the moment USD 35.- per person and visa.

    Health

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    After no new infections were registered in the country for three and a half years, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Sri Lanka malaria-free in September 2015. Nevertheless, it is recommended to protect against mosquito bites. In case of fever, one should control the blood, since there is also the danger of other diseases. The following vaccinations are recommended for everyone: diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, hepatitis A in specific situations, the following vaccinations are recommended: hepatitis B, typhoid fever, rabies, Japanese encephalitis

    Time Zone

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    The time difference between Sri Lanka and Central European Time Zone is 4 1/2 hours in winter and 3 1/2 hours in summer. Sri Lanka is in the so-called "Indian Standard Time (IST)" time zone.

    Money

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    The official currency is Sri Lanka Rupee (RS). The rupee is divided into 100 cents. Usually people pay cash in Sri Lanka. Card payments are possible in larger hotels and shops. Cash can also be withdrawn well at ATMs. Very often, US dollar, EURO and Swiss Francs are also accepted as currency..

    5 tips for your holidays in Sri Lanka

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    1. The welcome

    When you greet each other in Sri Lanka, you put your palms in front of your body at the height of your heart and say "Ayubowan" (i.e. I wish you a long life). Shaking hands is not common here.

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    Packing list

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    BEFORE IT BEGINS

    Your passport has to be valid for at least 6 months

    Visa for Sri Lanka costs USD 35.- per person and is to be ordered online: www.eta.gov.lk

    Travel insurance

    Check if your vaccine protection is sufficient and that your vaccination certificate is packed

    Make copies of all important documents, and send them to yourself electronically

    If you need to block your credit card, check that you have the right telephone number to call from abroad

    Cash for the first days

    Travel documents and airline tickets

    Credit Card

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    Transportation

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    ON THE ROAD IN CAR WITH PRIVATE DRIVER

    Overall, the traffic in Sri Lanka is a bit more chaotic than elsewhere. On the streets, especially in the cities and villages, there is always something going on and everywhere there is something to discover.

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