From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Emergency medical treatment isn’t easily available outside main cities, and you may have to be brought to Colombo for treatment. Medical facilities are not always of a standard expected in the UK, particularly outside Colombo. Treatment in private hospitals can be expensive and the options for repatriation to the UK or neighbouring countries in an emergency are limited and very expensive. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

All regions of Sri Lanka experience outbreaks of the mosquito-borne dengue fever. 19,419 suspected cases of dengue fever have been reported between January and 8 March 2017. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 011 2691111 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/10IMfIH

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