Chinese tourists advised to take care in Sri Lanka

A Chinese tourist stilt fishing in Sri Lanka. (File photo/Xinhua)
A Chinese tourist stilt fishing in Sri Lanka. (File photo/Xinhua)

Chinese tourists traveling in Sri Lanka have been urged to adopt an attitude of caution due to a number of incidents in the island nation.

In recent years, China has become the second-largest source of visitors to Sri Lanka, but Chinese tourists arriving in the country have faced significant inconvenience and problems.

In the first seven months of the year, there were 46 tourist accidents registered with the Chinese embassy, including three cases of drowning which led to two deaths.

More than 30 cases of theft, one rape case, one snake bite case, two tourists falling off the train and three cases of tourists being blocked at immigration were also reported. In addition, some Chinese tourists have also been suspected of jewelry theft and were not allowed to leave the country.

In March, two muggings of Chinese tourists had been reported in Colombo, which left one tourist injured and hospitalized.

Chinese authorities in Sri Lanka have called on Chinese tourists to observe local tourism rules, understand local regulations and customs, and be aware of local food, lodging, transportation, sightseeing and shopping to ensure a safe journey in the country.



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