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Negombo, Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Negombo, Sri Lanka. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Negombo?

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"We have had no experiences with regard to the use of our health insurance as either the cost was too low to even bother with it or it was pre-existing and was not going to be covered so was out of pocket. Yes, we have Cigna Global Health Insurance as to be a foreign resident in Sri Lanka it is required to have health insurance coverage. It has been vague if the insurance will cover Nawaloka, Negombo Branch but their map showing most hospitals for us to go to are in Colombo (27 miles distance). I can't get an answer from Nawaloka Hospital, Negombo Branch either if they would accept Cigna here locally. I did pick Cigna Global as most of the other insurance outfits seemed kind of dicey and it was the best of the lot. ," said another expat in living in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

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What are the schools in Negombo like?

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"This is a very special school. The Principal is FANTASTIC. She runs a very tight ship but is also fair and ready to listen to parents and she really listens. The faclty is incredible they are ALL excellent teachers and my child feels completely safe and respected. My wife and I feel the same way. It is a remarkable place to learn," added another expat with kids at N.I.C.E. International School in Negombo.

"Enroll them. The school is small the ratio of teacher to student is about 1 to 10.The admin staff is very supportive. There is an excellent French teacher and sevral expat teachers. The principal is an expat and she and her staff really try to help new parents and students adapt to this country," commented one expat when asked about N.I.C.E. International School in Negombo.

"Come and visit. Your child can visit the class he or she would be enrolled in to help them get used to their new environment. All the faculty both local and foreign are willing to take the time to answer any wuestions and help you help your child through their transition," remarked another expat living in Negombo with children attending N.I.C.E. International.

"I would advise future parents to enroll their child(ren) in the exta-curricular activities available as, you will most likely not live around any of the other school children," said another expat in Negombo with children at Negombo International Children's Education.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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