Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers
What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?
Air quality is generally good. Sometimes pollution accumulates when farmers burn their crops. - Mar 2021
Air quality is moderate thanks to sea winds, but sometimes it's not great. - Sep 2020
The air quality is moderate. - Apr 2020
See above - air quality is relatively poor inside of Colombo. Most people deal with sinus issues at some point. - Sep 2017
Air quality is really good in the sense that there is often a coastal breeze and the city is not that big. However there is something in the air that does destroy many of the items in your home that are made with rubber and plastic!
Anyone who suffers from allergies will likely face them in Sri Lanka. I took Claritin during the pollen time of year and was fine. - Mar 2017
Good. - Sep 2013
Moderate to unhealthy due to poor exhaust control. - Sep 2012
The air quality is not good in Colombo because of all the buses and trishaws. - Dec 2011
moderate - Feb 2010