UK updates travel advisory on Sri Lanka

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UK updates travel advisory on Sri Lanka
UK updates travel advisory on Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom on Monday (12) issued an updated travel advisory to its citizens visiting Sri Lanka, announcing that travellers are no longer required to produce COVID-19 vaccination certificates on arrival in Sri Lanka.

“In December 2022, the Government of Sri Lanka announced that travellers are no longer required to produce COVID-19 vaccination certificates on arrival in Sri Lanka. Pre-departure COVID-19 tests are also no longer required before arrival,” the UK said in its latest advisory.

In a previous advisory, the UK said that Sri Lanka is experiencing a severe economic crisis which has led to shortages of basic necessities including medicines, cooking gas, fuel and food.

“The major shortage of fuel (diesel and petrol) is affecting transport, businesses and emergency services. 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.”

“Protests about the economic situation have led to violence against peaceful protesters in recent months, resulting in injuries and loss of life. Tear gas and water cannons have been used to disperse protesters. Protests, demonstrations, roadblocks and violent unrest could occur at short notice. Curfews and emergency regulations may also be imposed. You should be vigilant, avoid large gatherings and keep up to date with developments via this travel advice and local media,” it added.

Source – Adaderana.lk

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