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.