Foreign travel advice

Sri Lanka


Monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding, leading to displacement of people, injuries and deaths. Heavy rains and landslips have also led to road closures affecting local transport links. See the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre website for the latest updates on flooding and seek local advice before travelling to affected areas.

You need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. Short stay visas can be obtained online. See Visas

Most visits to Sri Lanka are trouble-free. However, you should be aware of the risk of sexual assault, spiked drinks, road accidents, drowning due to dangerous tides and credit card fraud. See Safety & Security

There is a risk from Dengue fever. See Health

Sri Lanka can be affected by severe weather like tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. Check local advice before setting out. See Natural disasters

Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.