Your Guide to the best of Sri Lanka, the Destination Paradise
Sri Lanka Leisure Guide will provide you with information about what Sri Lanka has to offer to the outside world along with information for you to plan your Sri Lanka holiday. The accommodations guide will help you search for hotels and resorts within close proximity to all the exciting areas spread across the country.
Sri Lanka Health
Each year, Sri Lanka is visited by a large number of tourists, flying in to see this beautiful country, and indulge in many of its wonderful surprises. Although Sri Lanka is recognized as a country with a high standard of medical and health care facilities in the South Asian region, there are several health precautions that any traveller, hoping to come to the country, should adhere to. A few of the vaccinations are compulsory, as they are an entry requirement to the country.
Food and Drink
Unsafe water consumption is detrimental for the health and should be avoided at all costs, while travelling in Sri Lanka. When using water for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice, always make sure that the water is boiled or sterilized. Most hotels in the country offer bottled water and mineral waters, and some even offer pasteurized and sterilized milk. When preparing powdered or tinned milk, ensure that the water used, is clean. As a rule, only consume dairy products made with boiled milk. Meat and fish must be well-cooked, and served hot whenever possible. Fruits must be washed with clean water and peeled prior to eating, and vegetable are safer when cooked. Food such as pork, salads and mayonnaise contain greater risks for your health.
Hepatitis A, B and E is present in Sri Lanka and precautions should be taken. Vaccinations are recommended for those in high-risk groups.
In Sri Lanka, health care is available free-of-charge at government hospitals and dispensaries; 24-hour treatment is available at the Colombo General Hospital. Doctors are present in some of the hotels in Sri Lanka.