Australia upgrades travel advice to Sri Lanka

Friday, 14 June 2019

The Australian department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advisory to Sri Lanka by lowering the level of advice to ‘exercise a high degree of caution.’“Exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka. Following the 21 April terrorist attacks, a State of Emergency is in place and night-time curfews can be imposed with short notice. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about safety and security risks,” the statement read.

It further add follwing:

Exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka. Following the 21 April terrorist attacks, a State of Emergency is in place and night-time curfews can be imposed with short notice. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about safety and security risks. See Safety and security
A terrorist attack could happen anywhere, at any time, including in places visited by foreigners. Security has increased across the country following the terrorist attacks that targeted prominent hotels and churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. These attacks killed over 250 people and injured over 450. See Safety and security
Security forces maintain a visible presence, particularly in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Military and police checkpoints are sometimes established and roads closed without warning. See Safety and security.
Security has increased at Bandaranaike International Airport. Follow the local authorities’ advice and monitor the media for updates. See Safety and security