The Federal Department of foreign Affairs FDFA in Bern, has been updated after the series of attacks its travel advice for Sri Lanka. It would "continue to latent political tensions, and it is to be expected throughout the country with demonstrations and riots. Inform you before and during the trip in the media and from the development of the situation. Avoid political discussions, even on social media. Avoid demonstrations of any kind, and follow the instructions of local authorities."
After the attacks on Easter tourists should be aware of several things, such as the Süddeutsche Zeitung writes.
Important at the Bandaranaike airport
travellers on Sri Lanka and Bandaranaike in Colombo from your home want to compete should arrive four hours before departure at the airport. Therefore, Sri Lankan Airlines asks. This is true not only for the passengers of Sri Lankan Airlines, but for all the flight lines. The national Airline is for the clearance of all passengers in the Bandaranaike responsible. In addition, only passengers with valid Tickets are allowed to enter the airport building, reports the state news portal, news.lk.
Bandaranaike is one of two airports in Sri Lanka, the to be flown in from international air traffic. It is located about 35 km North of Colombo, where the major has happened part of the attacks.
recommend to the German authorities
Also, the Federal Foreign office in Berlin has its travel updated advice for Sri Lanka. Tourists, on the Southeast Asian island, it is advised to avoid the stop places widely to keep track of local media, in close contact to travel to keep operators and airlines and to provide instructions to the security forces. The crisis response centre of the Federal foreign office asks: "Should you be on the island in the Easter holiday, please notify your Relatives and friends."
relatives and friends, trying to reach travelers on-the-spot, advises the Foreign office to the contact via SMS. Telephone and Internet connections in Sri Lanka were overloaded. "Keep the rest, if you get an answer right away, and try again." The Sri Lankan government has blocked several social media such as Facebook and messaging services such as Whatsapp, because you want to prevent panic and the Spread of false information.
Sri Lankan Minister for economic reform, Harsha de Silva, had exhorted the inhabitants to spread, no photos of the dead and "hate posts" in the network. In addition, an output applies a lock on the island. The Foreign office advises to follow these and to stay in a safe place. Trips to the airport with passport and Ticket, however, tweeted the Foreign office. Further, the Foreign office writes that Sri Lanka have set up a government Hotline for tourists.
#Sri Lanka #Colombo #attacks – Update: According to the airport authorities, trips to the airport with passport & Ticket in spite of curfew. It is also a was ???????? government Hotline for tourists : +94 (0) 112323015. More @ #RSHW https://t.co/4OESwQfMjr pic.twitter.com/A61PrCTbvh— crisis response centre (@AA_SicherReisen) 21. April 2019
Created: 21.04.2019, 18:59 PM