Written by Staff Writer
10 Apr, 2020 | 2:51 pm
COLOMBO (News1st): British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton has requested all British tourists in Sri Lanka to leave the country.
“If you are a British visitor in Sri Lanka who usually resides in the UK, now is the time to head home while commercial options remain,” the high commissioner said in a Facebook post.
Hulton pointed out that consular services and flight schedules can be severely affected if the epidemic worsens in Sri Lanka.
“We cannot guarantee what flight options might be available if people choose to leave at a later date,” she said.
In February this year, tourist arrivals from UK stood at 26,348, accounting for 12.7 percent of the tourist arrivals to the country.
The high commissioner pointed out that British tourists can follow travel advisories issued by the UK government on its website.
Message from British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton: "If you are a British visitor in Sri Lanka who usually resides in the UK, now is the time to head home while commercial options remain. Curfew and other restrictions are likely to continue for some time. Follow our Travel Advice to stay up-to-date https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka/coronavirus
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