Other local travel issues Transport conditions throughout Sri Lanka are hazardous.There are a high number of road deaths and injuries, particularly on inter-city buses and tuk tuks.Northern Province: There continues to be a presence of military and security forces in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, including Mannar, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Jaffna Districts.Travel restrictions for foreigners may be applied without notice.
marketplaces and sporting events) and on public transport. Take appropriate precautions to safeguard valuables and personal effects.
There have been an increasing number of reports of sexual harassment in Sri Lanka, particularly in areas frequented by foreign tourists.
This includes verbal harassment, physical advances, drink spiking and sexual assaults.
Military and police checkpoints can be established and road closures can occur without warning.
The security forces have wide-ranging powers, including the authority to impose curfews, detain without charge for extended periods of time and to search individuals, vehicles, residences and commercial premises.