Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (January 31, 2020)

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event: The Arrival and Departure lobbies at Bandaranaike International Airport are closed to all visitors until further notice.  Only traveling passengers will be allowed inside the terminal building.  For more information and further updates on this closure please visit the airport website at


 Actions to Take:


  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry proper identification at all times.


U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11-249-8500 Phone
+94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours emergencies)

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

Sri Lanka Country Information