- LKR:Sri Lankan Rupee
- Sinhala and Tamil
- Flight duration:
- 10 hours and 45 minutes
- GMT +6
WHEN TO GO
Sri Lanka’s position close to the equator means that temperatures are pretty constant throughout the year. Along the coast, average daily highs often climb into the thirties. Monsoon season hits this side of the country in the summer, which means the winter months are lovely and dry. If you’re planning on venturing inland to Kandy or tea plantation territory, it’s a good idea to pack a jumper – the higher altitude brings cooler weather.
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Passports and Visas
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. If you need assistance applying for your visa, we recommend the Travel Visa Company. That said, other suppliers are also available.
For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka/entry-requirements.
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s a good idea to visit your doctor a month or so before you travel for advice on vaccinations. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka/health.