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Is Sri Lanka Safe?

This is a portal dedicated to anyone who is considering travelling to Sri Lanka. There will be regular updates regarding the current situation, to create an informed community of travellers.

Key Highlights

POLITICAL STABILITY

A new President, prime minister and key cabinet members have been appointed and are working collectively to address key issues in the country.

Protests / Safety

The main protest site has been vacated after the change in government. There has never been a risk to a tourist.

Resort Operations

All resorts in Sri Lanka are operating normally. While the general power supply has 1-hour disruptions daily, hotels have preferential access to fuel to power generators and will provide you with uninterrupted power.

Transport and Fuel

A new fuel distribution system with QR codes and weekly allotments for citizens across the country has been implemented, and fuel is now being distributed systematically without long queues. Hotels and DMCs also have priority access to fuel, and your transport across the country will not be affected.

Resources for Citizens

Traveling to Sri Lanka will not deprive citizens of resources as indicated in certain media sources. Every dollar spent in Sri Lanka will strengthen the economy, and the tourism sector will play a pivotal role in the country’s economic revival. Close to 1 million people are directly employed, and 2.5 million are indirectly affected by the industry.

Services Resumption

Government offices are now fully functional as well as the local schools, public transport including trains are operating in full force.

LATEST UPDATES

The U.S. Government relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka

The U.S. government announced the relaxation of the travel advisory to Sri Lanka on the 22nd of September 2022, from the state of ‘only essential travel’ to ‘exercise caution’.
- 23rd Sep 2022

Sri Lanka secures IMF agreement to support the country for the next 4 years

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Sri Lankan government and the IMF have reached a staff-level agreement to support Sri Lanka's economic policies with approximately US$2.9 billion under a 48-month Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement.
- 01st Sep 2022

The UK government relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka

Today (August 26), the UK government relaxed the travel warning for Sri Lanka, stating that it no longer advises against all but essential travel to the island nation.
- 26th Aug 2022

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