Passports must be valid at least until the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals.
Traffic drives on the left. Visitors wishing to drive will need to purchase a driving permit, at car hire firms or police stations, on presentation of a foreign driving licence. Some of the mountainous roads can be extremely steep with hairpin bends.
There are regular minibus services that connect rural areas with the capital. Taxis can be hailed in towns and have fixed fares for standard journeys.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis B and schistosomiasis (bilharzia).
There were 319,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.