Sri Lanka had no tourists in August of 2020, the same as in the previous four months, due to the termination of all passenger flight & ship arrivals into Sri Lanka from 18th March 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Considering January to August period of 2020, visitors' number slumped by 60 percent to 507,311 with the biggest drop recorded from China (-77.1 percent to 26,147), the UK (-61.7 percent to 55,455), Germany (-60.6 percent to 34,507), and India (-58 percent to 89,357). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 55.4% of total arrivals from January to August, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 35.7% of total arrivals.

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 53458.42 from 1977 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 253169 in December of 2018 and a record low of 0 in April of 2020. This page provides - Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Ceylon Tourist Board

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 13000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka to stand at 31000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 44000.00 in 2021 and 250000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.00 0.00 253169.00 0.00 1977 - 2020 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-15 03:30 AM May -100% -100% -85%
2020-07-03 02:30 AM Jun -100% -100% -95%
2020-08-04 03:45 AM Jul -100% -100% -100%
2020-09-03 01:15 AM Aug -100% -100% -65%


News Stream
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Halt for 5th Month
Sri Lanka had no tourists in August of 2020, the same as in the previous four months, due to the termination of all passenger flight & ship arrivals into Sri Lanka from 18th March 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Considering January to August period of 2020, visitors' number slumped by 60 percent to 507,311 with the biggest drop recorded from China (-77.1 percent to 26,147), the UK (-61.7 percent to 55,455), Germany (-60.6 percent to 34,507), and India (-58 percent to 89,357). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 55.4% of total arrivals from January to August, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 35.7% of total arrivals.
2020-09-03
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Halt for 4th Month
Sri Lanka had no tourists in July of 2020, the same as in the previous three months, due to the termination of all passenger flight & ship arrivals into Sri Lanka from 18th March 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Considering January to July period of 2020, visitors' number plunged by 49.7 percent to 507,311 with the biggest drop reported from China (-75 percent to 26,147), the UK (-57.5 percent to 55,455), Germany (-56.8 percent to 34,507), and India (-49 percent to 89,357). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 55.4% of total arrivals from January to July, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 35.7% of total arrivals.
2020-08-04
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Halt for 3rd Month
Sri Lanka had no tourists in June of 2020, the same as in the previous two months, due to the termination of all passenger flight & ship arrivals into Sri Lanka from 18th March 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Considering January to June period of 2020, visitors' number tumbled by 49.7 percent to 507,311 with the biggest fall recorded from China (-73.2 percent to 25,910), the UK (-52.8 percent to 49,015), Germany (-51.7 percent to 32,495), and India (-43 percent to 86,639).
2020-07-03
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Halt for 2nd Month
Sri Lanka had no tourists in May of 2020, the same as in the previous month, due to the termination of all passenger flight & ship arrivals from 18th March 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Considering January to May period of 2020, visitors' number plunged by 46.3 percent to 507,311 with the biggest drop reported from China (-72.2 percent to 26,147), India (-36.9 percent to 89,357), the UK (-50.9 percent to 55,455), and Germany (-49.3 percent to 34,507).
2020-06-15