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Saturday, 25. May 2019 at 07:23 AM

Sri Lanka Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka with its capital Colombo is a country in Asia (Southern Asia), slightly larger than West Virginia (65,610 km²). The country is located Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India. The climate can be described as tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October). The landscape is mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior. With a population of about 21.13 million citizens.

Local Situation: 4.1 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.1 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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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 ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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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 ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka due to the on-going threat of violence and the uncertain security situation.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Sri Lanka.

Changes from April 27th 2019

The total rating for Sri Lanka changed from 3.9 to 4.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Sri Lanka to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from April 26th 2019

The total rating for Sri Lanka changed from 3.7 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Sri Lanka with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Sri Lanka to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from April 25th 2019

The total rating for Sri Lanka changed from 3.5 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Sri Lanka to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from April 24th 2019

The total rating for Sri Lanka changed from 3.2 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government increased their existing warning for Sri Lanka to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from April 23rd 2019

The total rating for Sri Lanka changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Sri Lanka with a rating of 2.0.

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for Sri Lanka to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from April 22nd 2019

The total rating for Sri Lanka changed from 2.3 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Sri Lanka with a rating of 4.0.

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Sri Lanka to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Sri Lanka

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Colombo
Population about 21.13 million
Size 65610 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than West Virginia
Common languages Sinhalese, Tamil, English
Timezone Asia/Colombo with UTC offset of 5.5 hour(s)
Currency Rupee (short: LKR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +94
Internet Top Level Domain .lk
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 LK
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 LKA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 144

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