Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Sri Lanka?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Sri Lanka are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Sri Lanka?

For up to date information around safety and security in Sri Lanka read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Sri Lanka.

Best time to visit 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.

Do I need a visa to enter Sri Lanka?

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

What currency do i need in Sri Lanka?

The official currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee.

While visiting Sri Lanka

What wild animals live in Sri Lanka?

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.

What is the traditional food in Sri Lanka?

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.

What Languages are spoken in Sri Lanka?

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.

How much do you tip in Sri Lanka?

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.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Sri Lanka?

Local Sri Lanka travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Sri Lanka Numbers?

  • Police: 119
  • Ambulance: 110
  • Fire: 110
  • Embassy: +94 115 390 639

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Sri Lanka?

    The time difference is 5.5 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka Guidebook

    Best Sri Lanka guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Sri Lanka with this Sri Lanka Guidebook .