Beautiful Sri Lanka has been called the pearl of the Indian Ocean on account of its beauty and location and is most definitely worth a visit! To make the most of your holiday in the tropics here are some helpful pointers to stay safe during your time in the island nation.
All tourists need to have a passport which is valid for 6 months from the date of intended departure from Sri Lanka. Additionally, except for citizens of Maldives, Singapore and Seychelles, all non-residents of Sri Lanka must pay a small fee and apply for their visa online or apply for it upon arrival.
From homestays to plenty of local and international hotel chains, there are plenty of accommodation types on offer in Sri Lanka. For instance, if you are looking for a Kalutara beach resort hotels such as Avani Kalutara Resort and the likes offer great deals for those who book in advance as well.
Sri Lanka has an extensive rail network which can take you to all the notable tourist attractions around the country. It’s also possible to rent a car and drive yourself around but keep in mind you will need to acquire an international driver’s license before you arrive.
Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multicultural society. It’s a very welcoming nation with a recorded history of over 2000 years so keep an open mind and you will be amazed at the unity of its people and their cultures!