Tourism Ministry establishes support desk for affected tourists in wake of terror attacks

23 April 2019 - 134   - 0

The Ministry of Tourism has taken steps to establish a 24-hour emergency support desk for foreigners affected by the explosions last Sunday.

Accordingly, tourists currently in Sri Lanka will be able to reach the emergency desk on 1912 while the families of affected foreign nationals will be able to do so at +94 11 2322485.

"Sri Lanka Tourism deployed trained emergency response teams and its representatives at hospitals, affected hotels and the airport to assist tourists in any way possible including hotel transfers, airline bookings, airport transfers, itinerary changes, hospital treatment, contacting their loved ones and reuniting missing family members through diplomatic channels," the Tourism Ministry said in a statement.

Further, the Ministry assured tourists that a special comprehensive security plan is in effect across the country especially at tourism sites.

A security briefing was also held April 22 for hotel owners and operators on the new safety measures that are being rolled out and to seek their cooperation in strengthening security at hotels and resorts.

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