Current travel advisories for Lebanon

Last Update: Friday, 16. April 2021 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.7 / 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: 4.6 / 5

Lebanon shares land borders with Syria and Israel. For these countries, the individual warning index is 5.0 (Syria) and 4.2 (Israel). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 496,846 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 6,661 reported deaths associated with the disease in Lebanon.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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 und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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..

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:
Reconsider travel to Lebanon due to COVID-19, 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. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Lebanon due to COVID-19.  Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Lebanon. 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 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.

Danger level: 4

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Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are increasing and hospitals are under strain. Protests are taking place in Beirut, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests and Beirut’s port area. Local authorities have announced restrictions including a nightly curfew and closure of some areas and services. You'll be required to undergo a COVID-19 (PCR) test upon arrival to Lebanon and observe a period of self isolation. Masks are mandatory in public; you’ll be fined if you don’t wear one. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Lebanon due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. 

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/libanon/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle rejser til hele Libanon for at minimere risikoen for smittespredning med nye COVID-19-varianter. Vi fraråder dermed også erhvervsrejser, men med visse undtagelser. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Beirut. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Libanon, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed bl.a. pga. risikoen for terror i hele landet. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til følgende områder pga. risikoen for voldelige sammenstød. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge disse områder: Tripoli og områderne nord for Tripoli. Beka'a-dalen øst for Baalbek-Marjayoun hovedvejen (hovedvejen undtaget) og Baalbek undtagen Baalbek-ruinerne. Områderne syd for Litani-floden undtagen områderne vest for Beirut-Saida-Tyre-Naqoura hovedvejen (hovedvejen også undtaget). Beiruts sydlige forstæder undtagen hovedvejen til/fra lufthavnen. De palæstinensiske flygtningelejre bortset fra Ain al-Helweh lejren i Saida, hvortil alle rejser frarådes. Vi fraråder alle rejser til følgende områder pga. risikoen for voldelige sammenstød og kidnapninger. Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko forbundet med rejser til disse områder. Hvis du vælger at rejse til disse områder, bør du på forhånd søge professionel rådgivning: Grænseområderne til Syrien og til den såkaldte "blå linje" til Golan-området i en afstand af fem kilometer fra grænsen. Beka'a-dalen øst for Baalbek-Qaa hovedvejen (hovedvejen omfattet) og Beka'a-dalen nord for Ras Baalbek. Ain al-Helweh flygtningelejren i Saida.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel..

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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Country information

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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?

There are some travel advisories for Lebanon. With a risk index of 3.7 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

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 4.2 (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!