UK removes Sri Lanka from the red list for entering England

Sri Lanka will move to the amber list for entering England from 22 September 2021, updating its foreign travel advice, the Government of the United Kingdom said. Currently, Sri Lanka is on the red list for entering England.

Research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed Sri Lanka’s economy could face losses of more than LKR260 million each day it remains on the UK’s disruptive and damaging ‘red list’ for travel.

According to pre-pandemic figures, the UK was one of the top inbound markets for Sri Lanka, representing 10 per cent of all inbound arrivals in 2019, just behind India.

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