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Security situation in Sri Lanka is gradually returning to normal with the lifting of curfew & restrictions on social media and the opening of schools. Indian nationals travelling to Sri Lanka are advised to be careful and vigilant.
In modification of the previous advisories for Indian nationals wishing to travel to Iraq, the following revised Travel Advisory for their intended visit to different areas in Iraq will take immediate effect:
The security situation in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan has deteriorated since 07th July, 2016. We have reports of gun fire and fighting on the streets of Juba making any movement virtually impossible. Ministry of External Affairs advises all Indian nationals against all travel to South Sudan till situation improves.
In view of prevailing security situation in Libya, security threats and challenges to lives of Indian nationals in Libya, the Government of India has decided to impose travel ban on Indian nationals planning to travel to Libya irrespective of the purpose. All Immigration authorities have been notified in this respect. Indian nationals may please take note of the travel ban for compliance. The travel ban is effective from 3 May, 2016 till further orders.
This is in continuation of the Advisory issued on 23 December 2015 in connection with instances of denial of entry by the US Immigration authorities to Indian students having valid student visas to pursue studies in two educational institutions, namely, Silicon Valley University at San Jose and Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont.
It would be recalled that the Embassy had evacuated Indian nationals from Donetsk and Lugansk regions in the eastern Ukraine in June 2014. The Embassy has since been issuing advisories against Indian nationals, especially students, returning to the region in view of the continued hostilities.
There have been minor disturbances from time to time in law & order scenario in Tunisia over the past couple of years. In general, tourists are not the target of any kind of violence or political unrest. However, it is in the interest of every Indian traveler to observe some basic precautions to ensure his/her security including by being aware of the site of demonstrations etc. and avoiding them.
The Embassy has been informed about a few instances of Indian students/young professionals having received calls purportedly from number 01 53 69 53 70, belonging to L’Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (OFII), Paris, stating that they had filled in wrong information at the Immigration and that cases had been initiated against them.
In view of the ongoing conflict and fragile security situation in Yemen, Indian nationals are advised to avoid all travel to Yemen, until further notification. Our nationals in Yemen are advised to avoid conflict areas and to remain in contact with our Embassy in Sana’a for necessary advice and updated information on the evolving security situation.