Current travel advisories for Sri Lanka

Last Update: Sunday, 26. May 2019 at 07:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.1 / 5

Sri Lanka is a country in Asia (Southern Asia) with around 22 million citizens and a land mass of 65,610 km². We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 0 / 5

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/asia/south/Pages/sri_lanka.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Terrorists are likely to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. Security has been stepped up across the island. On 21 April 2019, a number of bombings targeted prominent hotels and churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. These attacks have resulted in over 250 deaths and over 450 injured. Australians are advised to avoid all affected areas and minimise movement until the situation stabilises (See Safety and security).  A State of Emergency remains in place and night-time curfews can be imposed with short notice. Carry relevant travel and identification documents for any checkpoints. Security has been bolstered at Bandaranaike International Airport. If you’re departing from Bandaranaike International Airport arrive four hours ahead of your scheduled flight due to heightened security measures at the airport. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the media for updates. We continue to advise you to Reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/sri-lanka-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to terrorism.  On April 26, 2019, the Department of State ordered the departure of all school-age family members of U.S. government employees in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The Department also authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, hospitals, and other public areas. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Sri Lanka due to the security environment. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/sri-lanka

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/sri-lanka

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka due to the on-going threat of violence and the uncertain security situation.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Cypriot government

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/sri-lanka/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals that there were outbreaks of violence across parts of North Western Province on 13 May, and an island-wide

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 22 million
Covering landmass
65,610 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Rupee (LKR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
LK
Phone prefix
+94
Top Level Domain
.lk
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Sri Lanka (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.