Foreign Office warns against ‘all but essential travel’ to Sri Lanka after terror attack

Foreign Office warns against 'all but essential travel' to Sri Lanka after terror attack

The UK on Thursday updated its travel advice to warn against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka following Easter Sunday’s devastating blasts in which 359 died. 

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “Following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday, and the ongoing Sri Lankan security operation, I have received updated advice from the Foreign Office and decided to update the travel advice to British nationals to Sri Lanka to advise against all but essential travel.

“We will keep this decision under close and constant review. My first priority will always be the security of British citizens living and travelling abroad.

“We all hope the situation will return to normal very soon, and that the Sri Lankan tourism industry is able to get back on its feet following the terrorist attacks. We will do all we can to help the Sri Lankan authorities.”

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