The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during September 2021 was 13,547, and during the first nine months of the year, it was 37,924, down by 92.5 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 September with 63.0 percent of the total traffic, followed by Germany (3.4 %), the UK (2.3%), Russia (2.2%), and Canada (2.0%). Visitors from Asia Pacific became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 78.9 percent of total arrivals in September. Europe accounted for 17.3 percent of total arrivals, while that of the Americas accounted 3.2 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 October 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-09 01:30 AM Aug 5040 2429
2021-10-08 02:00 AM Sep 13547 5040


News Stream
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Plunge 92.5% in Jan-September
The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during September 2021 was 13,547, and during the first nine months of the year, it was 37,924, down by 92.5 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 September with 63.0 percent of the total traffic, followed by Germany (3.4 %), the UK (2.3%), Russia (2.2%), and Canada (2.0%). Visitors from Asia Pacific became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 78.9 percent of total arrivals in September. Europe accounted for 17.3 percent of total arrivals, while that of the Americas accounted 3.2 percent of total arrivals.
2021-10-08
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Slump 95.2% in Jan-August
The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during August 2021 was 5,040, and during the first eight months of the year, it was 24,377, down by 95.2 percent year-on-year. Sri Lanka reopened its boarders on 21st January 2021, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure since 18th March 2020. Canada was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka in the month of August with 11.8 percent of the total traffic, followed by Germany (10.2 %), the UK (9.7%), India (8.0%), and the US (6.2%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 48.1 percent of total arrivals in August. Asia Pacific accounted for 31.8 percent of total arrivals, while that of the Americas accounted 18.1 percent of total arrivals.
2021-09-09
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Plunge 96.2% YoY in Jan-July
The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during July 2021 was 2,429, and during the first seven months of the year, it was 19,337, down by 96.2 percent year-on-year. Sri Lanka reopened its boarders on 21st January 2021, following a 10-month pandemic-induced closure since 18th March 2020. The UK was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka in the month of July with 14.1 percent of the total traffic, followed by Maldives (10.3 %), the US (10.0%), Germany (8.9%), and Canada (7.3%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 53.4 percent of total arrivals in July, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 26.8 percent of total arrivals.
2021-08-05

Sri Lanka Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Tourist Arrivals 13547.00 Sep/21 5040.00 253169.00 0.00