The Foreign Office has relaxed its travel advice for Sri Lanka and now recommends only necessary travel to the country.
It comes after the FCDO increased its travel advisory to the destination earlier this month due to “ongoing political and economic instability.”
It came after several weeks of unrest in the country, which saw Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resign in the aftermath of a mass cabinet resignation. Several people were killed in clashes, and hundreds were injured.
According to a statement on the FCDO’s website, the economic situation in Sri Lanka remains “challenging,” with shortages of basic necessities such as medicines, cooking gas, fuel, and food due to a lack of hard currency to pay for imports.
“There may be long queues at shops and supermarkets, fuel stations, and pharmacies,” they added. “There may be difficulties or delays obtaining taxis and other public transport. There are ongoing daily power cuts due to electricity rationing.”
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