The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has further relaxed its travel advisory regarding Sri Lanka. It has removed the adverse comments on the security situation in the North and East of the country in its latest travel advisory issued this month.
The new travel advisory issued by the Italian authorities has deleted the adverse paragraph of the previous travel advisory which did not recommend Italian tourists to travel to the Jaffna Peninsula. The new travel advisory states that the North of the country is now moving towards a stable situation, and has deleted any indication of the possible presence of paramilitary groups in the region.
For the first time since the end of the war the Italian authorities have deleted the adverse contents which inhibited Italian tourists from travelling to the Jaffna Peninsula and to the Eastern coast. Furthermore, the travel advisory issued by the Italian authorities has removed the north-east of Sri Lanka as a potential ‘risk zone’.