Tui cancels Sri Lanka holidays until end of month

A further extension of holiday cancellations to Sri Lanka has been made by Tui as the country declared a state of emergency.

The operator has been progressively cancelling its programme due the economic crisis on the Indian Ocean island.

Tui last extended Sri Lanka holiday cancellations until July 18 a week ago.

Holidays have now been cancelled until July 31.

Tui said: “Due to the ongoing political and economic instability in Sri Lanka, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) have advised against all but essential travel.

“As a result, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel all holidays to Sri Lanka departing up to and including 31 July 2022.”

The move was made ahead of the state of emergency being declared after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country for the Maldives.

Protestors have since taken to the streets of the capital Colombo.

The FCDO continues to advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka due to the impact of the current economic crisis.

Share article

View Comments

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.