FCO advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka

25th April 2019

BIBA has just been informed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that they have this afternoon changed the travel safety advice for Sri Lanka.

As a result of the recent attacks there, the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka.  

This means that elements of your travel insurance may not apply if you now do choose to travel there, however electing not to make a planned trip because of the current situation on the island may be covered by an existing travel insurance policy.  You will need to speak to your insurance broker or provider about your particular circumstances.  If you have not yet set out on a planned trip, in most cases your tour operator and travel agent are likely to be the first point of contact if you prefer to cancel your trip or to change your destination.

The information from the FCO is available here which may be useful to help you familiarise yourself with the current situation.