Inoculations – health precautions
The health risks in Sri Lanka are different to those encountered in Europe and North America. Watch out for bowel diseases such as diarrhoea and amoebic dysentery, mosquito borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and a variety of fungal infections. Sri Lanka’s physicians, though, many of whom were trained in the West, are particularly experienced in dealing with locally occurring diseases. No inoculations are compulsory.
Climate – best time to visit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a round-the-year destination. It has a tropical climate with average temperatures around 30 degrees and high humidity levels. For the visitors who seek sun and sea the best time to visit the island is between November and April. Most of the beach resorts are located in the southwestern coastal areas. Central highlands are pleasantly cool and relatively dry from January to April. The peak season is mid December to mid January and March-April during Easter with a mini peak season in July and August when festivals and pageants are held throughout the country.
With effect from 1st January 2012, all Holiday or Business travelers to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter Sri Lanka. Please visit http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ for more information.