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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (August 4, 2022)

Location:  Worldwide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of  monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : o   Close contact with sick people, including ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution (August 3, 2022)

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka   Event:    Update: The road closures near the Secretariat, Galle Face Green, Shangri-La Residences, and Kollupitiya Junction have been removed.   Actions to Take:    Monitor local media for updates.   For Assistance: ​   U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka +94 77-725-8500 Phone +94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours) ColomboACS@state.gov   State Department ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka Event: Road closures are currently set up by the Military in several places in Colombo, including near the Secretariat, Galle Falle Green, and Kollupitiya Junction. Actions To Take: Monitor local media for updates.   For Assistance:   U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka +94 77-725-8500 Phone +94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours) ...
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