The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka jumped 1,917.8 percent year-on-year to 30,207 in May of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and softer restrictions for vaccinated travellers, India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 18.4 percent of the total traffic, followed by the UK (12.3%),Russia (10.6%), Germany (7.3%), and Canada (6.7%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 48.8 percent of total arrivals in May, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 33.3 percent. On a monthly basis, the number of tourist arrivals plunged by almost 52%, due to the effects of the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka, and the gradual cessation of the peak season. source: Ceylon Tourist Board

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 52407.80 from 1977 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 285334 in March of 2022 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 June of 2022.

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 100000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 250000.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-09 05:50 AM Apr 63K 106.5K
2022-06-07 02:30 AM May 30.2K 63K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Tourist Arrivals 30207.00 62980.00 May 2022


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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Surge 1,917.8% YoY
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka jumped 1,917.8 percent year-on-year to 30,207 in May of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and softer restrictions for vaccinated travellers, India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 18.4 percent of the total traffic, followed by the UK (12.3%),Russia (10.6%), Germany (7.3%), and Canada (6.7%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 48.8 percent of total arrivals in May, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 33.3 percent. On a monthly basis, the number of tourist arrivals plunged by almost 52%, due to the effects of the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka, and the gradual cessation of the peak season.
2022-06-07
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Jump 1,411% YoY in April
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka surged 1,411.4 percent year-on-year to 62,980 in April of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and softer restrictions for vaccinated travellers, and growing consumer confidence in some outbound source markets. the UK was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 18.3 percent of the total traffic, followed by India (13.8%), Germany (9.7%), France (6.4%), and Russia (6.2%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 66.2 percent of total arrivals in April, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 24.6 percent.
2022-05-09
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Surge 2,224.8% YoY in March
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka jumped 2,224.8 percent year-on-year to 106,500 in March of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and softer restrictions for vaccinated travellers, and growing consumer confidence in some outbound source markets. India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 21.8 percent of the total traffic, followed by the UK (12.1%), Germany (9.0%), and Russia (8.4%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 58.1 percent of total arrivals in March, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 32.2 percent.
2022-04-10