Best Time to Visit: All year round
Major Cities for International Flights: Colombo (Capital), Mattala
Visa: Most visitors need to have a valid ETA approval issued by the Sri Lanka Immigration Bureau before entering Sri Lanka. ETA is an Electronic Approval note for visiting Sri Lanka for up to 30 days.
Money Tips: The rupee (LKR) is the official and only currency of Sri Lanka. Tourists can exchange rupee when they arrive at the airport, but the exchange rate is lower. Large cities have ATM machines that can withdraw cash directly. Credit cards can also be used in most shopping malls, supermarkets and hotels in big cities and major scenic spots.