British HC advises remaining British visitors in Sri Lanka to leave

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has reached out to British visitors on social media.

In her messages, Her Excellency Sarah Hulton OBE notes that a lot of British visitors have taken the UK Government’s advice to return home.

She encourages any British tourists to return to the UK now while flights are available.

The High Commissioner noted that some British passport holders are in Sri Lankan visiting family.

She reiterated UK Government 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 encourages 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 operate flights daily from Colombo. (Colombo Gazette)



  1. Sri Lanka is the safest place in the world to be at the moment. An amazing achievement given the density of the urban population. Why would Sarah Hulton want the Brits to leave this safe haven? I would have thought all the Brits in Sri Lanka would have been pleading for asylum.


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