Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Sri Lanka, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infections.
The travel vaccinations you need for Sri Lanka may depend on:
- Which areas you will be visiting
- The time of the year of your trip
- What kind of activities you will be participating in
- Your age and general health
- Your individual risk assessment
The table below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Sri Lanka ( see our price list)
|Vaccination||All travellers||Most travellers||Some travellers||Route of transmission||Vaccine course||Price|
|MMR||Yes||Person to person||Course of two||Price|
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio||Yes||Person to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Course of two||Price|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Rabies||Yes||Bites and scratches from animals||Course of three||Price|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Blood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourse||Course of three||Price|
|Japanese encephalitis||Yes||Mosquitoes||Course of two||Price|
|Tuberculosis||Yes||Person to person||Single dose||Price|
|Cholera||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Course of two||Price|
Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.
Why Travel Klinix?
- Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
- Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
- Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
- Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
- Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
- Accessible location with free parking
- Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
- Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
- “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB
Who will be vaccinating you
Dr Gowda’s top tip for Sri Lanka
You are still at risk of rabies in Sri Lanka despite a successful public health campaign to eradicate the disease. A 10 year old French boy sadly died after being bitten by a puppy whilst on a beach holiday. You are also at risk of Japanese encephalitis in rural parts of Sri Lanka such as near rice paddies. Please contact us for advice.
Risk of malaria in Sri Lanka
You are at low risk of malaria in some areas of Sri Lanka. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix
Recommended malaria tablets for Sri Lanka
It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquitoes bites when travelling in Sri Lanka. Depending on the nature and duration of your journey, you may still require malaria tablets. Please ask us for advice.
What is malaria?
Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting mainly from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.
This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of a travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.
You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:
Awareness of the risk
Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)
Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)
Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)
For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines
Protect yourself – Book now to ask more about malaria
Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Sri Lanka.
You are not at risk of yellow fever in all areas of Sri Lanka but there are certificate requirements.
Vaccine certificate requirements for Sri Lanka
Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for travellers above the age 12 months arriving from countries with a risk yellow fever transmission or are in transit for more than 12 hours through an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.
For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever
Additional travel health advice and risks for Sri Lanka
You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne diseases such as Zika virus and Chikungunya, particularly in the monsoon season. There is a moderate risk of Zika virus in Sri Lanka so if you are pregnant you should consider postponing non-essential travel until after pregnancy. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases
Sri Lanka General information
After decades of civil war conflict, there is now stability and Sri Lanka is welcoming back the visitors. It offers something for all travellers; jungle treks, pristine beaches, national parks, elephants galore, charming locals and not to mention a superb healthcare system. If you have time, take a trip on Sri Lanka’s mountain railways that pierce its emerald hills. If you would rather just chill out then head for the surf and beach.
Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.
- For advice on safety and security concerns please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website for Sri Lanka.