Current travel advisories for Lebanon

Last Update: Saturday, 14. December 2019 at 07:28

We advice caution when travelling to Lebanon.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.9 / 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: 3.8 / 5

Lebanon shares land borders with Syria and Israel. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.9 (Syria) and 2.7 (Israel). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Canadian government

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).

New Zealand government

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.

German government

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.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/libanon/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Libanon.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Cypriot government

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.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/lebanon/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

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. Följ läget i media.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Danish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Når du rejser til Libanon, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed bl.a. pga. risikoen for terror i hele landet. Sikkerhedssituationen er stabil i store dele af landet, men den kan hurtigt ændre sig. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i 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 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: 3

Be extra cautious..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

US American government

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 Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict and civil unrest . 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 conflict U.S. citizens should reconsider or avoid travel to certain areas in Lebanon because of the threats of terrorism, armed clashes, kidnapping, and outbreaks of violence, especially near Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks. 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 restrictions. 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. The potential exists for death or injury in Lebanon because of the attacks and bombings perpetrated by terrorist groups. 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 Lebanese borders, in Beirut, and in refugee settlements. The Lebanese Armed Forces have been brought in to quell the violence in these situations. Public demonstrations can occur with little warning and could become violent. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings. Protesters have blocked major roads to gain publicity for their causes, including the primary road to the U.S. Embassy, and the primary road between downtown Beirut and Rafiq Hariri International Airport. Access to the airport may be cut off if the security situation deteriorates. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.