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. 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 April 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.