Sri Lanka travel advisory – Update for COVID-19 – Alert!!!


This is not going to be a long post, but a quick Sri Lanka travel advisory to give you a better idea about Covid-19 in Sri Lanka & curfew in Sri Lanka right now. If you have planned a trip to Sri Lanka, please note that we are not taking any passenger flights to the country until further notice.

As at now ( 23.03.2020 ) there are eighty-two confirmed cases including four recovered. So there are 31 foreigners as well. However, there are a lot of suspected patients all around the country. Since it was hard to control the crowds, Sri Lanka is extending a curfew in the Colombo, Gampaha and Puttalam districts until Tuesday. But rest of the areas will get a break on Monday from 6.00 am till 2.00. So if you are in the country at the moment, please try to stock up things once the curfew is lifted for a few hours. Most importantly, follow all the precautions and avoid the crowds as much as possible.

What to do for an emergency during curfew?

If you feel that you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or you seek any other medical assistance call 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service. In case you still need to get something for your kids or elderly person at your home, contact the nearest police station and they might be able to help you!

In case you are ready to leave the country, please check with the transits as many airports won’t accept flights from Sri Lanka now. Still, Sri Lankan Airlines operate to London, Melbourne, Tokyo and Delhi. You can contact them for more information on the given numbers on their website.

Where can I get updates about the status of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka?

Head into the website of the Ministry of Health for all relevant information that you need to know. If you are looking for a place to see the count and status of the spread, have a look here.

Final thoughts: wherever you are at the moment, stay safe! Listen to news and always follow the guidelines given by the authorities. Also, I appreciate the large number of lovely messages I get on Instagram. I am safe at home, self-isolated and I need you to be the same!



Author: Prathibha

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