Canada warned travelers of the deteriorating economic situation in Sri Lanka.The Government of Canada has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in Sri Lanka, in the wake of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.
It noted that the deteriorating economic situation is affecting the supply of basic necessities and the delivery of public services in Sri Lanka.
It strongly advised Canadians in Sri Lanka to stock up on their supplies “Keep supplies of food, water and fuel on hand” and to “Monitor local media for information”.
The Canadian Government has updated the safety and security section of the travel advisory on the island .
The update notes that the the economic crisis in Sri Lanka is leading to shortages of basic necessities including medicines, fuel and food.
“The economic instability may affect the delivery of public services, including healthcare. Limited access to resources could also contribute to deterioration in the security environment,” Canada warned.
Canada urged its citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to keep supplies of food, water and fuel on hand in case of lengthy disruptions.
The travel advisory notes that long line-ups may be experienced at grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies.It urged travelers to monitor local media for information related to food and fuel shortages.