Current travel advisories for Lebanon

Last Update: Wednesday, 28. September 2022 at 08:20

Please reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.2 / 5

Lebanon is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with around 4 million citizens and a land mass of 10,400 km². We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.2 / 5

Lebanon shares land borders with Syria and Israel. For these countries, the individual warning index is 5.0 (Syria) and 3.3 (Israel). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/lebanon

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Palestinian refugee camps, within 5 kilometres of the Syrian and Israeli border, the north-eastern Bekaa Valley region extending east and north of Rayek, south of the Litani River (excluding the city of Tyre) and the southern suburbs (Dahiyeh) of Beirut due to the unpredictable security situation, significant threat of terrorism and risk of kidnapping.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/lebanon

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/libanonsicherheit/204048

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Libanon: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/LB

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Säkerhetsläget är stabilt med kan förändras plötsligt. Det förekommer stora regionala skillnader i resesäkerheten. Konflikten i Syrien påverkar fortsättningsvis Libanon. Det förekommer en risk för oförutsägbara bombattacker och andra terrorattacker. Dåden kan också riktas mot västerländska personer och platser som de besöker. Undvik stora folkmassor och demonstrationer. Fickstölderna har ökat i de stora städerna.Följ med läget i media.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/lebanon

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
There have been armed clashes in some areas of Beirut and Lebanon. Protests occur regularly and could turn violent. Industrial strikes occur from time to time, affecting essential services. You'll still need to follow COVID-19 measures. (See 'Travel'). We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon overall due to the changed security environment. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/lebanon-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest, kidnapping and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: the border with Syria due to terrorism and armed conflict the border with Israel due to the potential for armed conflict refugee settlements due to the potential for armed clashes Country Summary: Local security authorities have noted a recent rise in violent crimes, including political violence. Multiple unsolved killings within the past 12 months in Lebanon may have been politically motivated. U.S. citizens living and working anywhere in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of remaining in the country and review their personal security plans. U.S. citizens who choose to travel to Lebanon should be aware that consular officers from the U.S. Embassy are not always able to travel to assist them. The Department of State considers the threat to U.S. government personnel in Beirut sufficiently serious to require them to live and work under strict security. Movements have been limited further by health and safety precautions related to COVID-19. The internal security policies of the U.S. Embassy may be adjusted at any time and without advance notice. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Lebanon. Terrorists may conduct attacks with little or no warning targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. The Lebanese government cannot guarantee the protection of U.S. citizens against sudden outbreaks of violence. Family, neighborhood, or sectarian disputes can escalate quickly and can lead to gunfire or other violence with no warning. Armed clashes have occurred along the borders, in Beirut, and in refugee settlements. The Lebanese Armed Forces have been brought in to quell the violence in these situations. There are frequent demonstrations in Lebanon. U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests as some of these have turned violent. Protesters have blocked major roads, including thoroughfares between downtown Beirut and the area where the U.S. Embassy is located, and between Beirut and Rafiq Hariri International Airport. Kidnapping, whether for ransom, political motives, or family disputes, has occurred in Lebanon. Suspects in kidnappings may have ties to terrorist or criminal organizations. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Lebanon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Lebanon has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 4 million
Covering landmass
10,400 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Pound (LBP)
ISO 2-Letter Code
LB
Phone prefix
+961
Top Level Domain
.lb
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Lebanon (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Lebanon.

Is Lebanon safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Lebanon. The risk index is at 3.2 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Lebanon?

We currently know of 9 countries having issued advisories for Lebanon.

What countries does Lebanon share land borders with?

Lebanon shares land borders with Syria and Israel. For these countries, the individual warning index is 5.0 (Syria) and 3.3 (Israel). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!