Current travel advisories for Lebanon

Last Update: Wednesday, 01. April 2020 at 07:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 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 10 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.3 / 5

Lebanon shares land borders with Syria and Israel. For these countries, the individual warning index is 5.0 (Syria) and 3.5 (Israel). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 463 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 12 reported deaths associated with the disease in Lebanon.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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.

Austrian government

Quelle: 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.

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. Följ 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:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest and dueto the Global Health Advisory and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. On March 18, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the ordered departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and all eligible family members due to stringent travel restrictions and quarantine procedures that affect commercial flights. 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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Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential 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 ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Libanon. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Beirut har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Libanon og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. 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. I følgende områder er der risiko 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.  Som følge af den seneste tids hændelser i regionen er der et øget spændingsniveau. Hvis du rejser i Libanon, bør du holde dig opdateret om den aktuelle sikkerhedssituation via de lokale myndigheder, nyhedsmedierne og dit rejsebureau. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anbefalinger.

Danger level: 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..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Under Lebanon's national state of health emergency, air, sea and land ports will remain closed until midnight 12 April. This includes Beirut Airport and the land border between Lebanon and Syria. If you're in Lebanon, stay inside and avoid unnecessary movements. Movements are particularly restricted between 7pm and 5am. Only essential services remain open. Security forces will be enforcing these measures. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance, call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Lebanon.

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?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Lebanon. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Lebanon?

We currently know of 10 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 3.5 (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!