If you're travelling from a country with yellow fever or cholera, you'll need to present evidence that you've received the relevant immunisation(s).
There is a non-refundable processing fee for some categories of the ETA.Make sure you select the correct visa category for your circumstances.Pick-pocketing, bag snatching and other petty crime occurs, particularly in crowded places such as markets, sporting events and on public transport. Sexual harassment and assault are risks, particularly in areas frequented by foreigners and when using public buses or three-wheeled vehicles (tuk tuks).Verbal harassment, physical advances, drink spiking and sexual assaults have been reported.Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. Be aware of attempts to obtain access to your passport by deception.
If you are forced to hand over your passport, contact the Embassy for advice.If your passport is lost or stolen, you must notify the Australian Government as soon as possible. You can exchange Australian dollars for LKR at the airport and commercial banks in major centres.There are ATMs in major towns and cities but some ATMs do not accept international cards.Most major banks will allow Visa and Master Card cash withdrawals.Credit cards are accepted in hotels and major shops.Some tourists unwittingly buy counterfeit goods, particularly jewellery and gems. More information: Terrorist threat worldwide If you plan to meet military officials or to visit military establishments or High Security Zones, you'll first need to get approval from the Ministry of Defence.