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What you need to know travelers now
Air travelers in Sri Lanka are expected to arrive four hours before departure at the airport in Colombo. Only passengers with valid Tickets can enter the airport building. The telephone networks in the country are partly overloaded, Facebook and Whatsapp locked. The Foreign office advises members to contact travelers on-the-spot via SMS, and to preserve peace, if you answer immediately. In country a the output lock. the Julia Hippert Julia Hippert

Julia Hippert, Born in 1984, is a native Meenzer Meedsche. There she studied American studies and political science. During her studies she completed several internships at the ZDF and CNN. After a traineeship at ProSiebenSat.1 and six years as a producer in the RTL Studio in Munich, she supported since 2019, the Newsdesk Team.

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After the attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday, tourists should several things. What you need to know now:

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, 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 most of the attacks occurred.

The recommends the Foreign office

The Foreign office 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.

Two of the three Hotels, which were the target of the attacks, confirmed the explosions. The Shangri-La wrote at Facebook: "at Approximately 9:05 a.m. local time, there was an Explosion in the Table One Restaurant Shangri-La Hotels in Colombo." We are currently not in the position to disclose any further information. The Cinnamon Hotel confirmed on Twitter also an Explosion in one of his Restaurants. The Hotel is about a Hotline for members of the traveller to reach.

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