Vaccines, Malaria Tablets and Mosquitos



Sri Lanka is malaria free. We do recommend that you consult your usual GP or Travel Clinic for up to date information on vaccinations required.


  • Covering any exposed skin will help prevent mosquito bites.

  • Use a repellent containing 20%-30% DEET to prevent mosquito bites. Citronella Oil is a great natural remedy for preventing mosquito bites but ensure you are not allergic to it.

  • Wear neutral-coloured (beige, light grey) clothing -darker colours tend to attract mosquitos.

  • If possible, wear long-sleeved clothing (cotton breathable material).

  • Apply sunscreen first followed by the repellent (preferably 20 minutes later).

  • IAMAT - International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers has some useful tips for traveler.


For more FAQ’s, please visit our FAQ page

Harriet Hoult