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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10.38 GMT
Japan further relaxes travel advisory to Sri Lanka


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced that Japan will further relax its travel advisory on the North based on the information provided by the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka.

Earlier the Japanese Foreign Ministry recommended to Japanese nationals to “Consider whether or not to travel” (Level 2) to the areas other than the cities of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Mannar in the Northern Province.

Following the improvement on the current security situation in the country, the Ministry has decided to reduce the security cautionary level in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, and Vavuniya districts on a par with the city of Colombo.

Accordingly the revised travel advisory has been categorized on the level of “Travel Caution” (Level 1), which advises Japanese nationals to stay alert to the security situation and take necessary precautions.

Travel to Mullaitivu district and some of the areas in Mannar district would prevail at the level of “Recommendation to consider whether or not to travel” (Level 2) due to mine clearing activities which are in progress.





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