October 8, 2020

Top tips for traveling to Sri Lanka


Visa - Whether on vacation or on business, travelers to Sri Lanka must have an electronic travel authorization (ETA) to enter the beautiful island. For more information, visit eta.gov.lk.

Currency: the local currency is the rupee. Tickets are Rs. 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. The coins, should you have received them, will be in denominations of Rs. 01, 02, 05 and 10. Make sure you have plenty of smaller denomination bills and coins to avoid awkward situations (50, 100 and 500).

Time difference: Standard time is five and a half hours before GMT. (DST changes in Europe should be taken into account. Language The official language is Sinhala, Tamil and English as the liaison language. Most people have English skills and signs are usually in English as well. .

What to Wear - You are entering a tropical island, therefore cotton clothing is useful at any time of the year, but you will need light wool for the hills and rainwear or an umbrella, do not forget comfortable shoes, sandals. If you are planning to hike and climb, go prepared with the right gear. Water sports enthusiasts would do well to bring their snorkels and diving gear.

Security: Overall, the threats to the personal safety of travelers in Sri Lanka are remarkably small. It is more pleasant to travel with a companion, as it is recommended not to travel alone, especially after eta Sri lanka.

Health Precautions: The health risks in Sri Lanka are different than those found in Europe and North America. Watch out for intestinal diseases like diarrhea and amoebic dysentery, vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue fever, and a variety of fungal infections. However, Sri Lankan doctors, many of whom have been trained in the West, have special expertise in treating locally-based diseases.

Activities: number of activities to suit your mood and imagination, get in the mood. Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Colombo National Museum, Viharamahadevi Park, Adam Peak, Temple of the Tooth, Knuckles Mountain Range, Dambulla Cave Temple, Singharaja Forest Reserve and much more.

Attractions: Places in Sri Lanka will definitely attract you like Gregory-Lake, Tea Estate, Nuwara Eliya Racecourse, Horton Plains & Ambewela, Victoria Garden, Victoria Garden, Piduruthalagala and many more places.