Current travel advisories for Sri Lanka

Last Update: Wednesday, 11. December 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Sri Lanka.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.9 / 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

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:
Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism.  On June 24, 2019, the Department lifted the ordered departure status of all school-age children (kindergarten through 12th grade) of U.S. government employees under the age of 18 as well as the authorized departure status of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members. 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 remote areas. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
 Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to the on-going threat of terrorism and violence. 

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

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:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet -

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/sri-lanka/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Når du rejser til Sri Lanka, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og udvise stor forsigtighed pga. risikoen for terror og en ustabil sikkerhedssituation.   Den 21. april 2019 sprang der flere bomber på hoteller og ved kirker i Sri Lanka. Der var mange dræbte og tilskadekomne som følge af eksplosionerne, heraf mange udlændinge.   Angreb vil kunne ske uden varsel på steder, der bliver besøgt af mange vestlige turister. Du bør være forsigtig på steder, hvor der er mange mennesker. Det kan fx være ved offentlige bygninger, religiøse samlingssteder, turistattraktioner, indkøbscentre, markeder, trafikknudepunkter, hoteller, restauranter, caféer, natklubber og barer.   Hvis du skal rundt i landet, bør du sikre dig, at den planlagte rute er farbar – forhør dig hos bus-/togselskab.   De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Sri Lanka.  

Danger level: 3

Be extra cautious..

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.

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.