Frequently asked questions

Visitors to Sri Lanka must obtain a visa prior to arrival, either through the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system or by applying for a visa at a Sri Lankan embassy or consulate. Some countries are eligible for visa-free entry or can obtain a visa on arrival.

The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on the region and the activities you have planned. Generally, the dry season from December to March is the most popular time to visit, but the shoulder seasons of April to June and September to November can also be good times to visit, depending on your itinerary.

Sri Lanka offers a range of accommodations to suit different budgets and preferences, including luxury resorts, boutique hotels, guesthouses, homestays, and camping.

Transportation options in Sri Lanka include taxis, tuk-tuks, buses, trains, and domestic flights. Private drivers and rental cars are also available.

The currency used in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee (LKR).

Sri Lankan culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism and there are certain customs and etiquette to be aware of, such as removing your shoes before entering a temple or someone's home, covering your shoulders and knees when visiting religious sites, and showing respect for elders and authority figures.

Sri Lanka is generally a safe country to travel to, but travelers should take normal precautions and be aware of the risk of petty crime, especially in crowded tourist areas. In addition, it is recommended to avoid political gatherings and demonstrations.

Sri Lankan cuisine is known for its spicy flavors and use of fresh herbs and vegetables. Popular dishes include rice and curry, hoppers (a type of pancake), string hoppers (rice noodles), and kottu roti (chopped flatbread stir-fried with vegetables and meat).

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