Travel Vaccinations for Sri Lanka
If you are entering Sri Lanka from a yellow fever risk area you need to present a yellow fever certificate at the border. The same applies if you have changed flights in a country to which yellow fever is endemic and spent more than 12 hours at the airport. This only applies to adults as well as children over the age of nine months.
- Yellow Fever vaccination £60 per dose
How much will it cost?
Per Dose £60 Doses per course 1 Price per course £60
Recommended for all travellers
The vaccines in this section are recommended for all travellers visiting the country.
- Tetanus vaccination £32 per dose
The tetanus vaccine - or a booster - is recommended for all travellers who are planning to visit a country where access to medical assistance may be limited. You can get tetanus when tetanus bacteria get into your bloodstream, usually due to injury or a wound. You need a booster if your last tetanus jab was over ten years ago.
Per Dose £32 Doses per course 1 Price per course £32
Why do I need a consultation?
It is difficult to say which vaccines you need without asking a medical professional. Your itinerary, your medical history and the activities you have planned all affect which vaccinations you need. It is important that a trained travel nurse or pharmacist checks what you need.
Exactly the travel vaccinations you need - no more, no less.
During your consultation, our nurse or pharmacist will talk you through the health risks at your travel destinations to check which vaccines you need. If a vaccine is not essential, we will explain your options so you can decide whether you would like to have it.
Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.
The number of reported malaria cases in Sri Lanka has been on the decline in recent years, so the malaria risk in most of Sri Lanka is classed as very low. There is a low risk of malaria if you are travelling to areas north of Vavuniua. However, you still need to take precautions to avoid insect bites.It is important to use bed nets, insect repellent and long-sleeved clothing after sunset to minimise the exposure to insect bites. If you develop malaria symptoms you must seek medical attention immediately. Please note, that symptoms can develop a long time after you have returned from your holiday so you still need to see a doctor if you notice malaria symptoms weeks or months after your return. Your Superdrug nurse or pharmacist will assess your need for an antimalarial based on your medical history and itinerary.