Essentials in Sri Lanka


All persons wishing to visit Sri Lanka must have a passport valid for a period of at least two months. Visitors from the EU, US, UK, Canada and Australia are issued a free 30 day visa upon arrival in Sri Lanka. Visitors from elsewhere are advised to check with an embassy for visa requirements.

Vaccinations for hepatitis B, tetanus, typhoid, Japanese B encephalitis and tuberculosis are recommended but not requirements. A valid yellow fever certificate for visitors from infected areas is a requirement.

Free health treatment is available at government hospitals and some hotels have their own doctors.

Essentials organisations in Sri Lanka
Department of Immigration & Emigration
Sri Lanka Customs Department