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Vaccinations for Sri Lanka

Travel vaccinations

for Sri Lanka

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This small island nation is incredibly diverse. Sri Lanka has a wide range of wildlife, renowned cultural attractions as well as stunning beaches. The country also boasts a good healthcare system but nevertheless you may still need a number of travel jabs for Sri Lanka. These include being up-to-date with your childhood vaccinations, such as diphtheria, tetanus and MMR vaccines. Other travel injections for Sri Lanka you should consider are hepatitis A, typhoid, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and possibly tuberculosis but this all depends on your individual risk assessment which we can provide. Here at Health Klinix, we can look at you and your itinerary, complete a specialist travel risk assessment and advise on your vaccinations needed for Sri Lanka.

What travel vaccinations do I need for Sri Lanka?

  • Do remember, the travel vaccinations you’ll need for Sri Lanka will depend on: 

    • which areas you will be visiting 

    • the time of the year

    • what kind of activities you will be participating in

    • your age and general health

    • and on your individual risk assessment

Dr Ravi Gowda

Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases or one of his highly trained clinical colleagues will be looking after your vaccine requirements. Find out more about the Health Klinix team.

Who will be providing your travel injections for Sri Lanka?

"You’re still at risk of rabies in Sri Lanka despite a successful public health campaign to eradicate the disease.  You are also at risk of Japanese encephalitis in rural parts of Sri Lanka, such as near rice paddies. So, please contact us for advice if you have any questions"

Dr Gowda's top tip for travel to Sri Lanka

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Book appointment online

1. Book an appointment online

Book and pay for your travel consultation online for £30.

Attend your consuultation

2. Attend your travel consultation

Complete an easy online travel risk assessment and attend your consultation.

Get your vaccinations

3. Get your vaccinations

Get all the advice and vaccinations you need and you're ready to go.

How it works
Frequently asked questions
  • Common vaccinations for Sri Lanka like typhoid will last for 3 years whereas hepatitis A lasts for 25 years after the primary course

    Please note: you will need to book a travel consultation before we can administer travel vaccinations and this costs £30 (1 person)

  • Try and come to see us at least 4-6 weeks before you travel. If you’ve booked something at the last minute then it’s still important for you to have your vaccinations for Sri Lanka but we’ll need to advise accordingly.

  • Most travel vaccinations have few side effects especially those for Sri Lanka. Some may give you a sore arm but this usually subsides within a day or so.

  • Before travelling abroad please ask for our advice because as a pregnant woman you may face specific risks in different countries and it may not be safe for you to travel. We usually make a careful clinical decision on the benefits and risks of vaccination on a case by case basis. As a general rule, however, inactivated vaccines don’t usually pose a risk but we would avoid live vaccines if you're pregnant.

  • Yes, children can have travel vaccinations for Sri Lanka,  however please note that very young children cannot have the typhoid  vaccine (<2 years) or hepatitis A  (<1 year).

  • You should have all the recommended vaccinations if you have underlying health problems.

  • You’re not at risk of malaria in Sri Lanka but you should make sure to avoid insect bites throughout your trip. This means using an insect repellent containing 50% DEET, or alternatively use another repellent containing active ingredients, such as picardin, saltidin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. 


    You should also sleep under mosquito nets that are impregnated with a chemical called permethrin, by doing this you’ll reduce the risk of mosquito borne infections by about 20%. For more information, the very useful Fit for Travel website offers a helpful guide on insect bite avoidance.

  • You’re not at risk of yellow fever transmission in this country but there are certificate requirements. For more information about yellow fever risks, take a look at the Center for Disease.

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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. One thing is for sure, whatever you do, it’s important that you travel safely and we recommend contacting us for advice about jabs for Sri Lanka.

All about Sri Lanka
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Additional health advice for Sri Lanka

You may also be at risk of the following diseases:

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To find specific vaccinations requirements and recommendations we recommend visiting the World Health Organization for up to date information.

Sri Lanka vaccine certificate requirements


Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine


Caitlin Lancaster, BSc


  1. NHS travel vaccination website 

  2. Advisory Committee on Malaria Prophylaxis guidelines

  3. Yellow fever. Centers for Disease Control

  4. Insect bite avoidance advice; Fit for travel

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