Italian Embassy relaxes travel advisory for Sri Lanka

May 31, 2019 (LBO) – The Italian Embassy in Sri Lanka announced that it has updated its travel advisory for all Italian nationals travelling to Sri Lanka.

Lowering the level of security previously advising against travel to Sri Lanka, the new update advises Italian nationals intending to travel to Sri Lanka during this period to exercise the utmost caution, keeping the attention threshold in all circumstances.

The improved outlook of the update adds that the security situation in Sri Lanka is gradually returning to normal even if a state of emergency is still in force until June 21st.

It further recommends avoiding the areas directly affected by possible police operations and the points with large public turnout (such as places of worship, shopping centers, events, etc.) limiting travel in general, and following local authorities’ indications.

It also advises travelers to keep updated with news on any further developments.

Further, the update informs that Colombo’s international airport is operational and that those departing from Sri Lanka should reach early due to additional security checks.