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Attacks in Sri Lanka: foreign office urges caution

The attacks in Sri Lanka were also apparently targeted against foreigners. The Foreign office updated its travel advice for the country, great tour operator to change your program.

After series of attacks in Sri Lanka, the Foreign office travellers has called for caution. "Travelers are urged to avoid public places and, in particular, the stop places widely," said the office in its travel and safety information for Sri Lanka.

rides to the airport is possible

The imposed curfew should be noted, as the "situation remains unclear". The office recommends, to keep track of local media, in close contact to travel to keep operators and airlines and to comply with the "instructions of security forces." Tourists could also contact the official Hotline +94 (0) 112323015.

According to the airport authority were allowed trips to the airport with a valid passport and flight ticket, despite the curfew. Travelers should arrive at least four hours before departure at the airport, as is to be expected with a "far-reaching security measures such as barriers, but also restrictions in air traffic and increased controls before Entering the airport building and departure."

contact to members, be been by SMS

Social media are temporarily switched off, the Ministry announced. Travelers should let their members as possible by SMS or phone call to know that you are doing well. The phone and Internet connections could currently be overloaded.

The Foreign office has also set up a crisis staff. Members can register under the number 030-50000.

tour operators to clarify the situation for your guests

The large German tour operators endeavour to make it clear whether your guests are in safety. Excursions on the island were cancelled for safety's sake, the journey back to your hotel.

TUI said, according to the present state none of your guests were affected by the explosions. Attempts to contact the approximately 150 guests on the phone or over the trip wires on the ground.

The tour operator Thomas Cook have no guests in the affected Hotels, a spokeswoman said. "We expect to continue with significant limitations." The tourists should stay in your accommodation and also the capital city of Colombo to avoid.

Similarly, a spokeswoman from THE tourist said. The company, while some of the Hotels in the offer, which had become the attack target, there is as yet no evidence that THE holiday guests are affected. The travel company had less than a four-digit number of tourists to Sri Lanka. To help guests who wanted to leave early, with the organization. Travel from Germany to Sri Lanka with the departure of the flight could be cancelled by next Wednesday.

series of attacks by Sri Lanka correspondent for the ARD shaken: "Targeted attacks on Christians and foreigners," Atlas |Sri Lanka |Colombo

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