Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Sri Lanka are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Sri Lanka read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Sri Lanka.
The best time to visit the west and south coasts and hill country is from December to March, while the best weather on the east coast is from April/May to September.
British citizens must have a valid passport for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry in Sri Lanka, and are also required to have a visa. You can apply for a tourist visa online at www.eta.gov.lk
The official currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee.
The Sri Lankan elephant is one of the three types of Asian elephants. Sri Lankan leopards. Peacocks. Sri Lankan junglefowl. Grey hornbill. Sambar deer. Spotted deer. Water buffalo.
Sri Lanka's national dish is definitely rice and curry. Every meal that includes rice and curry is a hit to the senses and it can be different each time.
Several languages are spoken in Sri Lanka within the Indo-European, Dravidian and Austronesian families. Sri Lanka accords official status to Sinhala and Tamil. The languages spoken on the island nation are deeply influenced by the languages of neighbouring India, the Maldives and Malaysia.
The currency in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee. Tipping is generally expected in Sri Lanka in all of the circumstances one might usually tip. In temples, you should leave money in donation boxes, particularly if you have been taken on a tour by a resident monk.
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