"US Travel Advisory to Level 3 for Sri Lanka was due to COVID-19 situation"

The Level-4 US Travel Ban imposed on Sri Lanka on May 24, 2021 has been lifted to a Level-3 US Travel Advisory on July 6 (Tuesday).

The U.S. Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka is a periodical revision published by the U.S. State Department under Level-3 category.

Although the U.S. Travel Advisory regarding Sri Lanka has been issued due to COVID-19 situation, the threat on Terrorism is also included by default.

Furthermore, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo stated in a twitter message yesterday (7) that the updating of Travel Advisory for Sri Lanka from Level-4 to Level-3 was solely due to prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country and there is no change to the terrorist threat level.

Moreover, in consistent with the assessments of the intelligence sources the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) stated, neither reports on terrorist activities nor such related threats were reported.

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