US Embassy urges Americans in Sri Lanka to leave

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)


  1. Yes. leave another Patient Zero behind and leave.
    Make way for Aliana teplits to leave as well. She is a virus to Sri Lanka.
    Hope those who leave will take with them the MCC Challenge as well.

    This is not a good sign. What is America up to now ??

  2. I would have thought America would be the last place you would advice anyone to go. Perhaps, the ambassador can lead the way.

  3. Withdrawal Order is not only for Sri Lanka. It is for all Americans working in global locations. American Ambassador of Sri Lanka issued to order only for the Non Essential American workers and their families to return back to the mainland due to the global pandemic of Covid-19. Same order was issued by other American ambassadors in other countries..


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