The US Embassy in Sri Lanka has urged Americans to leave and return home.
The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Alaina B. Teplitz, in a message posted on twitter, urged Americans in Sri Lanka and Maldives to return home.
She said that despite the efforts taken by health authorities in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the situation is tough and challenging.
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
The US Embassy in Sri Lanka said that commercial flights are still available to depart Sri Lanka but are being reduced or changed frequently.
US citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines now to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.
“We strongly encourage travelers to depart as soon as possible as scheduled flights may be cancelled with little advance warning,” the Embassy said. (Colombo Gazette)