British visitors in SL advised to return

10 April 2020 06:18 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In an urgent message to British nationals and British tourists currently in Sri Lanka, British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton said they should immediately return to their country when flights are still available.

"The UK Government is advising for all British Nationals to return to the UK whilst borders are still open. We advise all visitors in Sri Lanka to leave whilst commercial flights are available and airport and borders are open. There is foreseeable risk in continuing to remain in-country during the global pandemic," she said.

The High Commissioner noted that some British passport holders are in Sri Lanka visiting family. She reiterated the UK Government's advice that all British nationals who normally live in the UK should return to the UK now.

“Serious outbreaks of coronavirus are placing significant strain on health services globally. In the event of a serious outbreak in Sri Lanka, consular services and flights out of the country could be seriously affected. We cannot guarantee what flight options might be available if people choose to leave at a later date.”

The British High Commission encouraged all British visitors to keep up to date by following Travel Advice at: and @UKinSriLanka on Twitter for up to date flight information. Qatar Airways currently operates flights daily from Colombo.

  Comments - 7

  • Death warrant Friday, 10 April 2020 06:54 PM


    Mendis Friday, 10 April 2020 11:01 PM

    In what order she wears her knickers and trousers. May be she first wears her trousers before putting on her knickers. It has just been reported in London that 980 people have died in Britain in the last 24 hours.

    Rohan S M Fernando Saturday, 11 April 2020 01:34 AM

    Must be feeling better off In this country. @237LKR/Sterling they are laughing all the way to the bank. and or locals will do almost anything for a white skin so why leave paradise.

    Paala Saturday, 11 April 2020 01:46 PM

    Virus is out of control there, hospitals are not accepting corona patients,most die without any medication,but she is inviting you to die in Britain

    Binara A Gunasekera Saturday, 11 April 2020 08:42 PM

    Excuse me, in which level of hell is England ?

    Asoka Saturday, 11 April 2020 09:22 PM

    White pride!

    torabora Sunday, 12 April 2020 03:50 AM

    I think it's good decision and good for Sri Lankans. why do we have to spend tax payer money to treat foreigners if they get sick

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