Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Sri Lanka's climate is tropical with successive wet and dry seasons but with two monsoon regimes. From June to October, the large southwest monsoon waters the western coasts of the country, but also the mountainous centre of the island. From December to March, the small monsoon rages in northern and eastern Sri Lanka, but it is quite insignificant or even absent in some years. The dry season runs from March to June with temperatures around 35°C on average.
Sri Lanka remains an affordable destination, although prices have risen considerably in recent years. The hotel categories generally correspond to international standards. You pay in Sri Lankan rupees and you can change easily in the city. Avoid carrying too much cash with you because of theft, pay by credit card instead, especially since it is accepted almost everywhere. Tips are systematic but vary according to the service.
An electronic visa (ETA) is required to travel to Sri Lanka. The request can be made directly by the applicant on the website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration. The ETA holder shall be allowed to enter Sri Lanka within three months from the date of issue of the authorisation. It is advisable to keep a copy of the ETA approval with you so that you can present it to Sri Lanka in the event of a dispute. This tourist visa is valid for 30 days.
Dengue fever and malaria, transmitted by mosquitoes in some areas, are two diseases that are prevalent in Sri Lanka. Dengue fever is very prevalent, especially in Colombo province and the north. Malaria is present all year round except in the districts of Colombo, Galle, Gampaha, Kalutara, Matara and Nuwara Eliya. In addition to having your traditional vaccinations up to date, it is also advisable to be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, or even typhoid fever depending on the type of travel planned in Sri Lanka. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory if you have previously spent time in some African or South American countries. Finally, the water is not drinkable in Sri Lanka, it will be necessary to drink bottled water and check that the bottles are well capped.