Všeobecné informácie pre turistov
Visitors from the USA, most western European countries, Australia, New Zealand,
Canada, Israel, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong do not require visas. Automatic
entry for between 30 and 90 days is given on arrival.
Zdravotné riziká: Cholera, Hepatitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever
Časové pásmo: GMT/UTC +6
Dialling Code: 94
Electricity: 230-40V ,50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Očkovania + lieky
the driest and best seasons are from December to March on the west and south
coasts and in the hill country, and from May to September on the east coast.
December to March is also the time when most foreign tourists come, the majority
of them escaping the European winter.
season travel has its advantages - not only do the crowds go away but many
airfares and accommodation prices go right down. Nor does it rain all the time.
Reefs may protect a beach area and make swimming quite feasible at places like
Hikkaduwa, which during the monsoon can be quite pleasant.
Lanka has an enormous range of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim festivals.
The Kandy Esala Perahera (July/August) is the country's most important
and spectacular pageant, with 10 days of torch-bearers, whip-crackers, dancers,
drummers and elephants lit up like giant birthday cakes. It climaxes in great
procession honouring the Sacred Tooth Relic of Kandy. Second in importance is
the Duruthu Perahera (January), held in Colombo, which celebrates a visit
by Buddha to Sri Lanka.
celebrations include National Day (February), which is celebrated with
parades, dances and national games; New Year (March/April), celebrated
with elephant races, coconut games and pillow fights; Vesak (May), a
sacred full moon festival commemorating the birth, death and enlightenment of
Buddha; the Hindu Vel festival (July/August) in Colombo, where the
ceremonial chariot of Skanda, the God of War, is hauled between two temples; and
the predominantly Hindu Kataragama festival (July/August) in Kataragama,
where devotees put themselves through the whole gamut of ritual masochism.