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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

January 8, 2020 Location: Sri Lanka and Maldives. Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions. There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure of U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

December 23, 2019 Location: U.S. Embassy, American Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tuesday, December 24, 2019, is declared a federal holiday, in addition to Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Accordingly, the U.S. Embassy and the American Center in Colombo will be closed to the public on December 24, 2019 and will re-open at ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Nationwide, Sri Lanka. Event: In acknowledgment of upcoming holidays, the U.S. Embassy reminds American citizens of the current Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution). Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural ...
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