Travel Vaccinations for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island country located in South Asia with a population of 21 million people and climate at a high of 33C. Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever and chikungunya, are present in Sri Lanka. Travelers should do their best to avoid mosquito bites to prevent these diseases.

In the capital city of Colombo, there are six hospitals, including four with emergency trauma care. But, outside of Colombo, medical care can be more difficult to get. You should bring any necessary medication with you.

 

Vaccination Advice When...
Typhoid Vaccination recommended 10 days before travel
Hepatitis A Vaccination recommended 2 weeks before travel
Diphtheria *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Tuberculosis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel
Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Meningitis Not required
Cholera *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel
Yellow Fever Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area 10 days before travel
Japanese B encephalitis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Tick-borne encephalitis Not required