UK Relaxes Travel Advisory On Sri Lanka: Requests British Tourists And Travellers To Remain Cautious While In SL

The British High Commission said the UK no longer advises British travellers and tourists against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka.

"We have kept our travel advice under constant review since the Easter Sunday attacks, engaging closely with the Sri Lankan Government, the tourism industry and the police, " the HC said in a statement last evening. "We now assess that the risk to British people in Sri Lanka has reduced enough for us to make this change. However, no foreign travel can ever be guaranteed as safe, and our new travel advice reflects our assessment that terrorists are very likely to attempt to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka.

Speaking on 6 June, Acting High Commissioner Tom Burn said ‘I am glad that we have been able to make this change. We know how difficult these weeks have been for everyone in Sri Lanka who relies on tourism for a living. Our primary concern will always be safety, and our travel advice continues to warn of the threat of further attacks in Sri Lanka. But we hope that the change we have made today will help Sri Lanka’s recovery from the Easter Sunday attacks, and to efforts to build a safe and inclusive future for everyone, " it further added.

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