Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

October 20, 2023

Worldwide Caution

Event: Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world and the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  U.S. citizens should: 

  •      Stay Alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  •      Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive information and alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency overseas.
  •      Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter and visit

For Assistance:

U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94-(0)11-202-8500 Phone

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Sri Lanka Country Information

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