Have you chosen Sri Lanka as your next tourist destination? There is no doubt that your choice is in place due to the aesthetics of this Asian country, with its charming nature, distinctive beaches and ancient history. For your trip to be unique, we will learn about the most important information and advice that you should know about the “jewel of the Indian Ocean” in order to prepare well for your next trip.
Before arriving …
Before you land your plane in Sri Lanka, you must make sure that your travel has fully met its standards. Since 2012, the Sri Lankan government has required tourists traveling to it to obtain an “ETA” even for transit passengers. This is in addition to the entry visa, which varies according to the country in which you hold its passport, knowing that citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries can obtain the visa directly from Colombo Airport, and the conditions of other countries can also be found on the relevant websites.
Language and currency
You should know that there are two official languages in Sri Lanka: Sinhala and Tamil. About 75% of the population speak Sinhala and the rest are Tamil. However, upon your arrival, you will find that the English language is also widely spoken among the population, as it is strongly used in commercial transactions, and you will not find it difficult to communicate because many Sri Lankans speak English.
As for the currency, it is Rupee, and 10 dollars is equivalent to 1450 rupees, so you can organize your financial accounts on this basis.
Your health is a priority
Experts and doctors advise obtaining some vaccines against bacteria before traveling to Sri Lanka, especially against typhoid, tetanus and malaria. You should also know that Sri Lanka is a hot climate, as its capital, Colombo, is not more than 700 km from the equator that divides the globe. It is therefore necessary to protect yourself from sunstroke, heat, high humidity and sunburn. The beaches of the country are wonderful and distinctive, but they can be harmful to your health if you do not take care of your body. Always stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and applying high-quality, effective protection creams (at least 50 degrees) against sunburn and sit in the water often before it’s too late!
Pay attention to clothes
The climate in Sri Lanka changes with the regions you visit. In the free coast, it is very hot and humid, especially during the summer. In the central region, such as the Kandy and Nuwara Eliya tourist regions, the heights differ greatly between the heat and the cold, and in close times, so you prepare for this via clothes that suit both climates.
White clothing is recommended when visiting temples in the country to show respect. And don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes while hiking, hiking, and sandal on the sea, as the beaches in many of them are not sandy.
A final tip is to leave a spacious place in your bag to shop in many great local stores because you will definitely need it!
Sri Lanka is a country worth visiting with a wonderful vitality and rich culture that will leave a mark for you. Take advantage of these tips and enjoy your journey!
Enjoy the beauty of the country’s nature
Important tips for visiting Sri Lanka
Pay attention to the changing climate
Take advantage of nature, but receive the necessary vaccinations
Wear appropriate clothing when visiting temples
Charming atmosphere in Sri Lanka