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Sri Lanka

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Identity Card:
  • Capital Colombo

  • Population 21,283,913 hab. (2011)

  • Constitution Republic

  • Language : Sinhalese, Tamil

  • Religion : Buddhism (70%), Hinduism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : You must first obtain electronically or at an embassy permission to enter the country: .

    • Passport: A passport whose validity is greater than 6 months is required .

      • Currency Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

      • Currency rates : A Euro = Rs 164

      • Change : You can change your money in banks, at the airport, in exchange offices and in major hotels .

      • Payment Cards You can find ATMs in every city, only major hotels and department stores accept international credit cards .

      • Budget stay 1 Week 150-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average . 10 € / person
          Premium : more than 15 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 10 € / night
            Average : 20-40 € / night
            Premium : more than 90 € / night


            How to get there?

            • plane SriLankan Airlines is the national carrier, operates flights from many European cities to Colombo. You can also count on Emirates Airlines or on Kingfisher Airlines which allows easy access to Sri Lanka via India. Expect to pay about 500 euros return for a Paris-Colombo.

              On site:

              • Car : Roads are in poor condition and dangerous traffic. Most visitors rent a car also hire the services of a driver.

              • Bus The buses cost nothing but they are often crowded and uncomfortable, but for a dollar you can cross the half of the island .

              • train Sri Lanka has a railway system connecting all major cities. Trains may be slower than the bus, but more comfortable and picturesque, and even cheaper.

                • Vaccinations : If you go outside major cities, update vaccinations recommended DT-polio. Other recommended vaccinations: typhoid, viral hepatitis A and B .

                • Tips avoid drinking tap water and eating raw vegetables and undercooked meat .

                  • Delinquency: A sustained vigilance is needed in the most tourist places in order not to be a victim of pickpockets and pickpockets .

                  • Single ladies: Women traveling alone in Sri Lanka should be especially careful. A blanket keeping is essential, traveling after dark should be avoided.

                  • Landmines: In the north and east of the country many mines remain, do not stray roads and trails .

                    • Climate : Tropical climate

                    • Average temperatures 29 & deg; C in summer and 27 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach The two rainy seasons occur in the northeast between October and January and in the southwest from May to July <. / span>

                      Daily life: