Added 24th April 2019 - Current 9th March 2020

Monsoon rains have caused flooding in many places in Sri Lanka. Local government has issues a general alert. Heavy rains and landslides can also lead to road closures and affect local transport links. If you are travelling in the area, you should check local advise when planning your journey.

Security has been stepped up across the island following the April 2019 attacks, but the State of Emergency has since been lifted. Increased security measures including checkpoints are likely to be in place for the events attracting large crowds, such as festivals and other cultural events.

You should follow any advice or instruction issued by the local authorities and the travel advice of your local Government: 

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STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.

Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice.