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Sri Lanka: UK Foreign Office Amends Travel Advice

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)

Sri Lanka : Foreign Office amends travel advice

The Foreign Office today changed its travel advice for Sri Lanka. We now advise against all travel to the Yala National Park, due to increased security concerns. The relevant summary point now reads:

"We advise against all travel to Yala National Park. Since October 2007 there have been a number of incidents there and it is currenty closed due to security concerns. See the Terrorism and Local Travel sections of this advice for more details."


Full details of the revised travel advice for Sri Lanka are available on the Foreign Office website (

FCO Travel Advice can also be obtained on the following telephone number: 0845 850 2829.

FCO Travel Advice is kept under constant review. This advice is based on our latest assessment of the situation in Sri Lanka.

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