Sri Lanka travel ban lifted

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has withdrawn its warning against travel to Sri Lanka.

The island is now regarded as ‘low risk’, with the FCO saying that security has been stepped up across the island. It says: “If you’re visiting or resident in Sri Lanka, you should continue to remain vigilant and keep up to date with developments.”

The office urges travellers to familiarise themselves with security procedures at hotels or accommodations and to follow the advice of local authorities and hotel security staff.

Bandaranaike International Airport has further enhanced security, a statement on its website says.

After the blasts that killed over 250 people on April 21, the FCO issued a warning advising travellers against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka.

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