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UAE issues warning against travelling to Sri Lanka

The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Colombo has issued a warning encouraging travellers to avoid going to Sri Lanka.

On their official twitter account they stated: 

“UAE nationals should not travel to Sri Lanka except in extreme cases. In the event of an emergency, citizens should call the embassy on +94 112-301-601, or contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation's call center on +971 800-444-44.”

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel advisory against Sri Lanka since April 21, 2019, due to the political turmoil.

There are security concerns raised by the Easter Sunday bombings which claimed more than 250 lives in April.

Sri Lanka’s tourism has taken a hit since the attacks and tourist arrivals in September were down 27.2% compared to last year. The has been the case for over six months

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