US embassy in Sri Lanka issues security alert after heightened tensions in Middle East

Thursday, 9 January 2020 01:05 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka has issued a Security Alert warning its citizens of security risks due to the heightened tension in the Middle East.

“There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to US citizens abroad,” the alert said.

The Embassy further said it will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. The Embassy advised US citizens to keep a low profile, be aware of their surroundings and stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.

US citizens were further instructed to review their personal security plans and keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.