Attacks in Sri Lanka: airport authorities are on full alert

Attacks in Sri Lanka: airport authorities are on full alert

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Unfortunately, today, 21 April 2019, the day when Catholic (Roman Catholic) Christians celebrate Easter, 8 bombings took place in Sri Lanka. Following the attacks they lost their lives over 200 people, and over 500 were injured.

The attacks targeted 3 large churches and several luxury hotels in the famous exotic country. Sri Lanka is a holiday destination sought by millions of tourists. Including the 2 season of the Asia Express Romania show, it was filmed for 3 weeks in Sri Lanka.

Attacks in Sri Lanka

After the 8 explosions, the authorities instituted martial law, the state of siege being decreed for 12 hours. The Sri Lankan government has ordered the temporary blocking of social networks to prevent the dissemination of incorrect and false information about the wave of attacks that have hit the country.

At the same time, traffic in and between cities in Sri Lanka is closely monitored by the authorities. There were times when he did not enter and leave the big cities.

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is operational

And the airport freeways are on full alert. At most airports in Sri Lanka, air traffic was restricted. Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka's main airport, has remained operational, but with increased security.

Passengers wishing to leave Sri Lanka are requested to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before the flight. Only those with valid air tickets will have access to the airport terminals. They will be subject to thorough controls. Including luggage will be carefully scanned and checked. Passengers are required to present passports and tickets to all the filters required by the authorities.

For Romanian tourists, who are now in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds them that they can request consular assistance at the Romanian Embassy's telephone number in Colombo: + 94 11 2676520 the calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Center of Romanian Citizens from abroad ( CCSCRS) and taken over by call center operators on a permanent basis or at the emergency number of the diplomatic mission: + 94 777 88 2539.

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