The Netherlands eases travel restrictions on Sri Lanka
Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 09:07 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
June 01, Colombo: The Netherlands has also relaxed its travel advisory for Sri Lanka as the security situation in the country has improved.
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs updating the travel advice said the security situation in Sri Lanka has improved. "The Sri Lankan government has taken measures, normal life has started again," it said.
The travel advice has been changed from 'orange' (only necessary journeys) to 'yellow' (note safety risks).
"There are security risks in Sri Lanka that differ from what you are used to in the Netherlands. Prepare well for these risks and pay extra attention," the Dutch travelers are advised.
Several countries advised their citizens against non-essential travel to Sri Lanka after the terror attacks on three luxury hotels and three churches on April 21 that killed 258 people, including 47 foreigners.
Both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe meeting with diplomats assured that the security situation has improved in the country after the crackdown on Islamist groups and their networks and requested to lift the travel warnings on Sri Lanka as the tourism industry in the country took a direct hit from the Easter Sunday attacks.