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Welcome to Sri Lanka!

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General Information

The official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala, Tamil.

The national currency of Sri Lanka is Sri Lankan rupee (LKR).

1 LKR equals  .
equals  LKR.

Location

Sri Lanka

The distance from to Sri Lanka is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Sri Lanka. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Sri Lanka is 40. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 119 to call the police in Sri Lanka.

LGBT

Sri Lanka has a score of -4 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Sri Lanka ranks #110 worldwide.

LGBTI Travelers.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Sri Lanka should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Sri Lanka:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Sri Lanka to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Sri Lanka differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Sri Lanka, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type D
  • Type G
  • Type M
Weather

The temperature difference between Sri Lanka and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Sri Lanka. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 64–83°F  /  18–28°C 97% 57%
Sat November 09 65–80°F  /  18–27°C 99% 70%
Sun November 10 64–81°F  /  18–27°C 99% 86%
Mon November 11 64–80°F  /  18–27°C 99% 95%
Tue November 12 64–81°F  /  18–27°C 98% 76%
Wed November 13 64–82°F  /  18–28°C 96% 14%
Thu November 14 64–81°F  /  18–27°C 98% 49%
Fri November 15 65–84°F  /  18–29°C 95% 59%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:58 am and sets at 05:47 pm. This equates to 11.8 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Sri Lanka, it is in . When the sun sets in Sri Lanka, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Sri Lanka is 60.00 LKR. Every kilometer costs an additional 45.00 LKR. Every hour of waiting time costs 120.00 LKR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Sri Lanka.

The minimum driving age is 17.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 141.00 LKR in Sri Lanka.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 924.46 LKR.

The legal drinking age in Sri Lanka is 21. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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