Further information:

Climate & Clothes

Average temperature 28° - 34°C in the plains and 20° - 25°C in the uplands. Ideal for a bathing holiday is the southwestcoast from October till April. If you visit the uplands please don´t forget solid shoes and a warm pullover.

Entry and outward journey formalities

Travel documents must be valid for at least six month at the time of entry. A visa is required. You can find more detailed information on the Web page of your Federal Foreign Office.

Time difference

Summer time + 3,5 hours / Winter time + 4,5 hours


Most bank cards work at the ATMs. We also recommend to take some cash with you.

Credit Card

Credit cards are accepted at many hotels, shops and restaurants.

Mains voltage

220V AC


You can choose between ceylonasian, chinese and european food. The native food is really recommendable and consists of "Rice&Curry" which means meat, fish, vegetables, etc. First the meals might be rather sharp, but by addition of coconut it can be softened.


Although many Hotels and Restaurants calculate a service charge of 10% on the final price, a tip of 10% is nevertheless, as internationaly usual, the way to show your appreciation for the service.


The "Poya-Day" (full-moon) is an additional holiday in Sri Lanka. On this day no alcohol is sold in restaurants and banks stay closed.