Plan you trip
Before you start the trip to Sri Lanka, here are some useful information.
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.
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
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.
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 Cash can also be withdrawn well at ATMs.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..
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
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
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