Sri Lanka -Travel Information

Sri Lanka-Health-Emergency

Last updated on January 11th, 2017 at 02:38 am

Sri Lanka-Health-Emergency general Information 

As far as we know, travelling overseas can be exciting and a most rewarding experience. Experiencing different places, unfamiliar cultures & customs, language barriers, social isolation & staying away from the family and often friends..  This all can increase  anxiety and  the potential risk of revealing existing bad mental health conditions.

Travelers are in general responsible for their own well being by behaving. They are also responsible for their safe return home as well as all other unexpected expenses they might find along the way.

There are few steps all travelers should follow:  precautions such as  Travel insurance, Planning, destination choice and, most importantly, knowing how to get help from overseas.     


Before you go to Sri Lanka-Health-Emergency

It’s a good idea to get your travel vaccinations and  travel insurance up to date before travelling to Sri Lanka; particularly for Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Rabies. Health insurance is also a must for any trip, anywhere.

When in Sri Lanka: As with many South and Southeast Asian countries, it is best to drink bottled mineral water or boiled water when in Sri Lanka. If you are staying in a reputable hotel, water and ice in these establishments are also safe to consume.

If you get ill or injured during your travels, usually your hotel reception will have access to an on-call doctor. Otherwise, government and private hospitals are available 24/7 in the country’s major cities and have modern medical facilities as well as almost every villages with basic medical needs.

(one of the best health facilities in south Asia) Most embassies or consulates offer a list of recommended health care providers if you are unsure. It’s also a good idea to bring an insect repellent to avoid bug bites as the tropical climate encourages them.

Sri Lanka-Health-Emergency:  Emergency Services

Police Emergency Hot-line: 118 / 119
Ambulance / Fire & rescue: 110
Accident Service-General Hospital-Colombo: 011-2691111
Tourist Police: 011-2421052
Police Emergency: 011-2433333