Health Info

  • If you do have any disability please do let us know. If you also suffer from allergies, please do let us know in advance.
  • There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Sri Lanka.
  • You may want to double check and update your vaccination against Hepatitis A and B, tetanus and diphtheria.
  • Note that there are mosquitoes in Sri Lanka. But as you are based in excellent hotels, there shouldn’t be a problem.
  • Please ensure that you only drink from mineral water bottles. Do your best to avoid fruit juices unless from the hotel or good restaurants. If you are not sure, double check that they have been made with mineral or filtered water.
  • Sun (sunstroke and dehydration) – Please ensure you use a suntan lotion. A baseball cap or sunhat is helpful, along with shades. Take plenty of water, use salt on food and avoid extreme exertion.
  • Stomach Problems – These will be caused by change of food (use of coconut milk in curries) and climate. Take anti-diarrhoea pills/upset stomach medication. A doctor should treat any diarrhoea continuing for more than three days.
  • Pharmacies – Leading supermarkets such as Cargills contain pharmacies that are open all day in all major towns and cities.
  • Hospitals – There are good hospitals in every major city or town. However, the best hospitals are in Colombo. If you do feel severely ill at any point, please let your tour guide know as it is best to head to the hospital before the illness gets worse.
  • If you are bitten or scratched by a domestic or wild animal, do not leave things to chance. Scrub the wound with soap and water and seek medical assistance at once.