29 AUGUST 2022


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Article from BTNews 29 AUGUST 2022

Sri Lanka

On Saturday (27 August) the UK Foreign Office lifted its advice against travel to Sri Lanka with a state of emergency in the country coming to an end.

This does of course not mean a rush of tourists to the lovely island.  TUI has further extended its suspension of holidays due the "ongoing political and economic instability" in the country.

Despite the easing of travel restrictions, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) still warned Sri Lanka is experiencing a "severe economic crisis" which has led to a shortage of basic necessities.

"The major shortage of fuel (diesel and petrol) is affecting transport, businesses, and emergency services", the FCDO’s advice states. "Hospitals and other medical services such as ambulances may be affected by shortages.

"There are daily power cuts due to electricity rationing. It is more important than ever to get appropriate travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover".

Back in 2015 the Editor-in-Chief visited Columbo and was most impressed. 

See BTN 8 June 2015 ON TOUR: Sri Lanka & the west coast of India 


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