As with any country, there are certain security updates you should be aware of before making travel arrangements. Here are those associated with Sri Lanka as of now.
30 April 2019
The island has returned to normalcy and the security threat is entirely contained. According to the Sri Lankan Tourism Authority, by the end of May 2019, an increase of more than 10,000 tourists was reported which is a sign of recovery and encourages for steady growth on tourism.
15 July 2019
July tourist arrivals expected to top 100,000. Speaking to the media, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Johanne Jayaratne stated that tourist arrivals to this country have recovered to a daily average of 3,500 during the first week of July. Furthermore, he added that a massive influx of tourists is expected during September and December.
15 March 2020
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 travel to and from Sri Lanka has been restricted. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving. If you’re visiting Sri Lanka, you’re strongly advised to leave now.