ON MONDAY, the US State Department issued updated travel advice on Sri Lanka telling Americans not to travel to Sri Lanka.
A part on terrorism was also in the advice raising fears that there was a terrorist threat to Sri Lanka
“Do not travel to Sri Lanka due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism,” the updated travel advice said.
However, the US Embassy in Sri Lanka said the travel advisory for Sri Lanka had been updated from Level 3 (reconsider travel) to Level 4 (do not travel) solely due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.
“There is no change to the terrorist threat level,” the Embassy said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US issued the Level 4 travel health notice for Sri Lanka due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.