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 aware of your surroundings.

Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.

Review your personal security plans.

Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.


U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11-249-8500 Phone
+94 077-725-6307 Phone (after hours)

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

Sri Lanka Country Information

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