Useful tips

Is it safe to travel to Lebanon at the moment?

Is it safe to travel to Lebanon at the moment?

Is it safe to travel to Lebanon? Lebanon, including Beirut, is one of the safest countries in the Middle East. The only reasons why it’s not considered as such are the media and inaccurate Government travel advice and warnings.

Do I need a Covid test to fly to Lebanon?

All transit passengers arriving from Lebanon are required to present negative PCR test certificate upon arrival and must follow their final destination requirements.

Is Beirut safe for UK tourists?

You should avoid protests, remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities. On 4 August 2020 a large explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut causing widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in the city and surrounding areas.

Is Beirut safe in 2021?

OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM. Generally speaking, Beirut is mostly a safe city to visit. You shouldn’t have any problems if you apply common sense and use caution as you would anywhere else.

How to contact the UK embassy in Beirut?

If you’re in Beirut and need urgent consular assistance, call +961 (0)1 960800. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Beirut, call the FCDO in London on 020 7008 5000.

Is the u.s.embassy in Beirut under threat?

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.

Can a Lebanese visa be issued on an Israeli passport?

An entry visa to Lebanon will not be issued on Israeli passports or any other passport and travel document stamped with an Israeli visa or seal. Moreover, a Lebanese visa is rendered invalid if an Israeli visa or seal is stamped on the passport.

Is it safe to travel to Beirut UK?

Roads, including the Beirut airport road, are subject to closure without notice. Security and safety standards at stadiums and venues in Lebanon may be lower than in the UK. Take care if you’re planning to attend events with large numbers of spectators.