Sri Lanka: Travel Information

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Naseby Lord Naseby Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will change their advice that British citizens should avoid all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, following recent action by several EU and Commonwealth countries to soften their travel advisories on that country.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

​On 6 June the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice was revised and no longer advises against all but non-essential travel to Sri Lanka.

We have kept our travel advice for Sri Lanka under constant review since the Easter Sunday attacks. Our latest assessment of the risk to British nationals means we have revised our travel advice accordingly.

The safety and security of British nationals is always our sole concern in determining travel advice and we continue to advise British nationals travelling to Sri Lanka to remain vigilant and check our travel advice on

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