Foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka slumped 99.8 percent year-on-year to 393 in December of 2020. No tourist arrivals have been recorded since April to 27th December due to the termination of all passenger flight & ship arrivals into Sri Lanka from 18th March 2020, following a nine-month travel ban imposed, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Considering the full year of 2020, visitors' number tumbled by 73.5 percent to 507,704 with the biggest decline recorded from India (-74.8 percent to 89,357), the UK (-72.1 percent to 55,455), Russia (-42.9 percent to 49,397), Germany (-74.4 percent to 34,507) and China (-84.4 percent to 26,147). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 55.5 percent of total arrivals in 2020, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 35.7 percent of total arrivals. source: Ceylon Tourist Board
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 January of 2021.
Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 0.00 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 42000.00 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.