Current travel advisories for Sri Lanka

Last Update: Monday, 15. August 2022 at 08:10

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.7 / 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.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: 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 impacts of the economic crisis and the potential for civil unrest.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/sri-lanka

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
An island wide Public Emergency has been declared and curfews may be imposed at short notice. Demonstrations are occurring throughout Colombo. Several violent incidents have taken place during large demonstrations. Avoid areas impacted by demonstrations. Carry relevant travel and identification documents with you at all times. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the media for updates. We continue to advise you reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka due to the security situation. The Australian Government has authorised the voluntary departure of dependents of Australian High Commission staff in Colombo. Public demonstrations continue to occur throughout Sri Lanka. Demonstrations can lead to disruptions to traffic and public transport. Sri Lanka is experiencing a shortage of fuel, cooking gas and medicines. You may experience disruption to fuel supply and planned power outages. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka due to the security situation.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

Quelle: 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.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/LK

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor -

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

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. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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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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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Sri Lanka.

Is Sri Lanka safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Sri Lanka. With a risk index of 3.7 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Sri Lanka?

We currently know of 7 countries having issued advisories for Sri Lanka.

What countries does Sri Lanka share land borders with?

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


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel 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 is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!