A series of terrorist attacks which occurred over Easter weekend in Sri Lanka were directed at three churches and three hotels in central Colombo; in the northern suburb of Colombo Kochchikade, and in Negombo roughly twenty miles north of Colombo; and in the east of the country in Batticaloa.
While flights are operating normally some airlines have issued waivers for customers who may wish to change their travel plans as follows:
Air Asia: Waivers are available through Apr. 28.
Air Canada: Flexible rebooking period was extended to May 6.
Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon: The waiver period has been extended to Apr. 27.
JAL: Passengers can change their flights without penalty through May 18.
KLM: Waivers are in place through Apr. 28.
Qatar: Flexible rebooking is available through Apr. 30
Other airlines may also offer change waivers. Check with your airline or your Adelman travel consultant for specific rebooking or cancelation options.
Visitors should be aware that security has been increased across the island and there are ongoing security operations which may continue for a number of days as the situation remains dynamic. Travelers should follow the advice of local security authorities.
Travelers are also advised to reconfirm flight status along with other travel arrangements. It will likely take longer to travel to/from the airport. Longer than normal queues for taxi pick-ups are being reported. It will also take longer to transit through the airport as added security checks are in place.
Travelers should continue to monitor this evolving situation. Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.