Sri Lanka health recommendations

Sanitary advices to visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a small country with around 21M Sri Lankan. Official languages are Tamil and Sinhala. Sri Lanka uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+05:30. Currency used in Sri Lanka is Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR).

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Sanitary Recommendations

General recommendations

Dengue cases have been reported in Sri Lanka. For further information, please visit the CDCDengue Advice.

Chikungunya cases have been reported in Sri Lanka. For further information, please visit the CDCChikungunya Advice


It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Sri Lanka, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

Travellers may need a Japanese Encephalitis vaccination depending on their travel plans, particularly if they will be inSri Lanka longer than a month or plan to visit rural areas or spend significant time outdoors. Consultation with a doctor regarding this vaccination should be sought prior to travel. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCJapanese Encephalitis.

A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Sri Lanka, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.

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