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US relaxes travel advisory

The US Department of State has updated its travel advisory to Sri Lanka by lowering the threat level allowing US citizens to undertake travel but to remain cautious due to the threat of terrorism.

"On June 24, 2019, the Department lifted the ordered departure status of family members of U.S. government employees under the age of 18 as well as the authorized departure status of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members," a notice on the website stated.

The travel advice has been re-issued to inform that the ordered and authorized departure status of U.S. government employees and their family members has been lifted.

The warning states that terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, government facilities, hotels, restaurants, places of worship, parks, majorevents, educational institutions, airports, hospitals, and other public areas.

"The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Sri Lanka due to the security environment."


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