General Travel Information

What Travel documents do I need?

  • Passport. Valid for at least 6 months.
  • Visa. Best to request it in advance at the  Sri Lanka Embassy for 30 USD.

Alternatively, a visa can be issued at the airport upon arrival. The cost is 35 USD. But please note: Getting your visa at the airport, means waiting times at the counter and the visa is issued for a maximum of four weeks.

Request a visa at the Embassy:

Advice on personal health care

Please contact your tropical institute.



ATM and a bank to cash or exchange money are located at the neighbor village Norochcholai.

In the Ruwala Resort you can pay with Euros, Swiss francs, US Dollars or Sri Lanka Rupee. Credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard or American Express is accepted.

Here is a currency converter

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