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At present, the state of Sri Lanka is requiring mandatory yellow fever vaccination only when the traveler is arriving from a country within the Yellow Fever Zone s/he visited within 7 days before arriving at Sri Lanka.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends vaccinations against the following diseases:

  • measles
  • epidemic parotitis aka mumps
  • rubella aka German measles
  • diphtheria and tetanus
  • hepatitis Type A and B
  • polio
  • rabies
  • typhus
  • varicella aka chicken pox

Consult your doctor about the required vaccinations. Some vaccinations may take a certain period of time, some may require multiple shots.

An appropriately stacked first-aid kit prepared by your doctor should cover the basics. We also recommend a travel health insurance.