Travel Advisory Status
The United States of America relaxes travel advisory to Sri Lanka level 2
22nd September 2022
The United States of America reduced it travel advisory to Sri Lanka by improving its advisory to a level 2 with exercise caution. Sri Lanka views approximately 2.9% of its visitors according to top potential market published by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority for 2022. Thus, the relaxation of the travel advisory is viewed as a hopeful sign as the country is opening to promote winter in Sri Lanka. The travel update was reissued as the country returns to operating normally.
Spain revises travel advisory to Sri Lanka
9th September 2022
Spain revised the travel advisory, and marked Sri Lanka to be a country which can be visited, stating travels to any part of the world has the same circumstances carrying normal risks. Sri Lanka views approximately 1.9% of its visitors from Spain, which is one of Sri Lankas top potential markets for 2022. Sri Lanka is anticipating that the advisory will see visitors from Spain coming to Sri Lanka for winter vacation, and see a growth in the numbers in months and years to come.
Sweden updated travel to Sri Lanka advisory
01st September 2022
In a move to update its advisories on travel to the island nation. Sri Lanka has been marked as safe. However, it was advised to avoid large gatherings and further talk to travel agents about their visit to the country. As Sri Lanka has viewed Sweden as its top potential markets for 2022 in recent reports published by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority ( SLTDA), the relaxation is welcomed.
United Kingdom revised travel advisory to Sri Lanka
27th August 2022
The UK no longer advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, the UK Embassy in Colombo announced. Sri Lanka attains 13.2 % of its visitors from UK annually and thus, the updated travel advisory is just in time for winter vacation season bookings.
The Government of Switzerland relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka
24th August 2022
The Government of Switzerland relaxed its travel advisory to Sri Lanka on 24th August 2022. Switzerland generally accounts for roughly 3% of tourist arrivals and is a charter destination for Sri Lanka. Thus, with the upcoming winter season, the relaxation of the travel advisory is a timely welcome.
The travel update was published following President Ranil Wickremasinghe’s declaration that the State of Emergency will not be prolonged further.
French Government relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka
17th August 2022
The government of France announced the relaxation of the travel advisory to Sri Lanka on the 16th of August 2022, from the state of ‘only essential travel’ to ‘exercise caution’.
The French government released the information a day after President Ranil Wickremesinghe declared that the current State of Emergency in the nation would not be continued after August 18, 2022, since there is no significant threat to the nation.