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'll also need a yellow fever vaccination certificate if you're arriving from, or have transited through, affected African and Latin American countries within nine days immediately before entry to Sri Lanka. More information: Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date you intend to return to Australia.
Non-Sri Lankan citizens of Sri Lankan heritage have been detained on occasion by police or security forces.
Some traders overcharge foreigners for goods or services.
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.
Make sure you select the correct visa category for your circumstances.
If you engage in activities that breach your visa conditions, you could be deported.