The U.S. State Department upped its Travel Advisory for Sri Lanka to a Level 3 “reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to terrorism.” The US warns that the terrorist threat in Sri Lanka still remains as active members of the group that carried out the suicide attacks on Easter Sunday may still be at large.
While flights are operating normally some airlines have extended waivers for customers who may wish to change their travel plans as follows:
Air Asia: Waivers are available through May 19.
Air Canada: Flexible rebooking period was extended to May 6.
Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon: The waiver period has been extended to May 15.
JAL: Passengers can change their flights without penalty through May 18.
KLM: Waivers are in place through May 6.
Qatar: Flexible rebooking is available through May 15.
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. Several airlines recommend that passengers arrive to the airport at least 4 hours prior to departure. Travelers should also continue to monitor this situation. Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.