Health Situation

Health facilities in Sri Lanka are generally acceptable, although they not always reach western standards. In particular, outside the big cities it may be difficult to receive proper medical treatments for major emergencies.

For important surgical operations it is advised to transfer the patient to his/her homeland or in the nearest country equipped for the type of intervention. In this regard we recommend making an international insurance that includes air emergency transfer of the patient.

It should be noted that there are cases of dengue (including hemorrhagic), especially during the monsoon seasons (May to September in the south-western regions and from November to April in the north-eastern ones). In any case, local authorities carry out regular cleaning campaigns to fight those dangerous mosquitoes, reducing the risk.

Recommendations: In addition: