British Government relaxes Sri Lanka travel advisory.

Some good news for British tourists thinking about travel Sri Lanka this coming winter. The following appeared in the Daily Mirror on Sat 4 July:

“The British government has relaxed some travel restrictions on Sri Lanka. British High Commission Dr Peter Hayes said UK no longer discourage British holidaymakers from enjoying leopard-spotting at Yala National Park, surfing at Arugam Bay or admiring Trincomalee harbour, one of the world’s deepest natural ports. “We’ve taken this decision based on our assessment of the improving security situation in these parts of Sri Lanka.,” he said in a press release. However, the release said that in light of the uncertain security situation in areas recently affected by conflict we continue to discourage British tourists from travelling to other parts of the Eastern Province and continue to advise against all travel to northern Sri Lanka.”

To read the full Foreign Office travel advisory view this link: Click Here