UK Foreign Office downgrades warnings over travel to Sri Lanka

Tour operators and hoteliers welcome new advice that urges British travellers to ‘remain vigilant’ in the wake of the Easter Sunday terror attacks

British travellers are no longer being warned against travelling to Sri Lanka following a change in the UK Foreign Office’s advice.

The FCO issued a warning against all but essential travel on 25 April, four days after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, which killed 253 people, including eight British nationals. The latest advice, updated on 6 June, states that “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka” and that travellers should “remain vigilant” and “avoid crowded public places, large gatherings and any demonstrations.”

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