The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during June 2021 was 1,614, and during the first six months of the year, it was 16,908, down by 96.7 percent year-on-year. Sri Lanka reopened its boarders on 21st January 2021, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure since 18th March 2020. France was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka in the month of June with 40.5 percent of the total traffic, followed by China (10.9 %), Germany (8.5%), the UK (7.5%), and the US (7.3%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 69.7 percent of total arrivals in June, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 17 percent of total arrivals. source: Ceylon Tourist Board

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 53316.63 from 1977 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 507311 in March of 2021 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 August of 2021.

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 10000.00 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 100000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 250000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1614.00 1497.00 253169.00 0.00 1977 - 2021 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-05 01:50 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Mar -93.6% -98.4%
2021-05-06 03:30 AM Tourist Arrivals Apr 4168 4581
2021-06-08 03:10 AM Tourist Arrivals May 1497 4168
2021-07-06 05:03 AM Tourist Arrivals Jun 1614 1497


News Stream
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Plunge 96.7% in H1
The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during June 2021 was 1,614, and during the first six months of the year, it was 16,908, down by 96.7 percent year-on-year. Sri Lanka reopened its boarders on 21st January 2021, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure since 18th March 2020. France was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka in the month of June with 40.5 percent of the total traffic, followed by China (10.9 %), Germany (8.5%), the UK (7.5%), and the US (7.3%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 69.7 percent of total arrivals in June, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 17 percent of total arrivals.
2021-07-06
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Slump 97% in Jan-May
The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during May 2021 was 1,497, and during the first five months of the year, it was 15,294, down by 97.0 percent year-on-year. Sri Lanka reopened its boarders on 21st January 2021, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure since 18th March 2020. China was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka in the month of May with 15.8 percent of the total traffic, followed by Germany (14.8 %), the US (10.2%), the UK (10.0%), and Russia (6.3%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 48.5 percent of total arrivals in May, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 31.3 percent of total arrivals.
2021-06-08
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Plunge 97.3% in Jan-April
The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during April 2021 was 4,168, and during the first four months of the year, it was 13,797, down by 97.3 percent year-on-year. Sri Lanka reopened its boarders on 21st January 2021, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure since 18th March 2020. India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka in the month of April with 19.0 percent of the total traffic, followed by China (11.4 %), Kazakhstan (10.6%), Germany (9.2%), and the UK (8.0%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 50.9 percent of total arrivals in February, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 35.7 percent of total arrivals.
2021-05-06
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Plunge 93.6% in March
Foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka tumbled 93.6 percent year-on-year to 4,581 in March of 2021, reflecting the unprecedented health, social and economic crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sri Lanka reopened its boarders on 21st January 2021, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure since 18th March 2020. Kazakhstan was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 33.0 percent of the total traffic, followed by Germany (11.0 %), the UK (6.9%), Ukraine (6.3%), and China (4.9%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 76.1 percent of total arrivals in February, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 13.9 percent of total arrivals. Considering the first three months of the year, the number of foreign tourist arrivals slumped by 98.1 percent year-on-year to 9,629.
2021-04-05