Information to keep in mind

Practical Information about Colombo

Travelling prepared is always a good idea. That's why we have listed some useful tips for you below.

  • Temperature: The average temperature all year around lies between 26 and 30˚C.

  • Local Time: Local time is GMT +5:30.

  • Approximate Air Distance: 1711 miles / 2753 kilometers

  • Approximate Flight Duration: 3 hrs 50 min

  • Currency: The currency used in Colombo is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). Banks are closed on weekends. Major credit cards are accepted and there are ATMs in the center.

  • Language: Sinhalese, Tamil, English.

  • Communication: The international dialing number for Colombo is +94. Internet cafes can be found through Colombo, and most hotels in Colombo have internet access in their rooms.

  • Electricity: Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. There are three types of power sockets used; Type D, M and G. It is advised to bring an adapter.

  • Emergency numbers:
    Police: 011-2421052
    Ambulance/fire/rescue: 110

  • Required travel documents: The rules and regulations of travel documents and visa applications change frequently. And there can be different requirements. On the website of the visa service the required and current information is listed.

  • Health: Information about the (mandatory) vaccinations change constantly. For current information please check your local health services online or consult your GP surgery.

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