Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean off the coast of India. Sri Lanka has different tropical climates that are partly influenced by the mountains on the island. The mountainous area in southern central Sri Lanka is often exposed to lower temperatures – in winter these can drop below zero. In these mountains are many tea plantations on terraced land. In the northern and eastern parts of the country, lowlands and mountains alternate. Also alternating are the two monsoon seasons in Sri Lanka: Yala and Maha. Yala dominates in the southwest between May and July, and Maha dominates in the northeast in the months of November, December and January. February and March are therefore the best months to travel to Sri Lanka. Thanks to its natural beauty, its cultural heritage and the friendly locals, Sri Lanka is a popular destination for adventurous travellers. Regardless of your itinerary for Sri Lanka, always be aware of diseases and protect yourself against mosquitoes.
Sri Lanka vaccinations: the most common risks
In Sri Lanka, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Sri Lanka and you will know at an instant which specific vaccinations you require. Read our tips for travelling as well. In this way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Typhoid vaccination is recommended for a duration of 2 weeks or longer for all travelers to this country.
In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.