COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The Government of Lebanon confirmed 122,200 cases of COVID-19 and 974 related deaths in the country as of November 26, 2020.  On November 11, the Lebanese government announced that it will impose a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of Coronavirus in Lebanon beginning at 05:00 Saturday, November 14, 2020, and at present …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Check Pickup Deadline Extended

Location:  Lebanon Event:   For U.S. Citizens whose Economic Impact Payment (EIP) checks were mailed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon, the deadline to pick up your unclaimed check from Aramex has been extended by one month, to November 18, 2020.  If the IRS indicates that your check was forwarded to the U.S. Embassy …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Deadlines Fast Approaching

The U.S. Presidential Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  All states are now distributing absentee ballots to registered voters who have requested one. There is still time to register to vote absentee and cast your ballot, but don’t delay!  In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines are as early as October …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon, July 21, 2020

Location:  Lebanon   Event:  Lebanon is experiencing a severe economic crisis that is creating hardships for its residents and visitors.  These include a nationwide shortage of U.S. dollars; a rapid decline in the value of the local currency; restrictions on bank withdrawals; sharply increased food prices; sporadic fuel shortages; blackouts; and increased incidence of street crime …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon, June 11, 2020

Location:  Lebanon Event:   The Government of Lebanon confirmed 1388 cases ofCOVID-19 and 30 related deaths in the country as of June 10, 2020. A curfew remains in place daily from 12 midnight until 5:00 a.m., to include private vehicular travel.  The Lebanese government has extended the general mobilization until July 5. Rafic Hariri International airport has been …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Flight Opportunities to Depart Lebanon

Location:  Lebanon Event:  Middle East Airlines (MEA) has announced additional flights from Beirut to several destinations in Europe from June 11 to June 19.  U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) interested in departing Beirut can find full details on   MEA’s website . Please note these flights are available for those who are currently located in Lebanon.  U.S. citizens …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Lufthansa Flight From Beirut May 31, 2020

Location:  Lebanon Event:   The Beirut office of Lufthansa Airlines has announced a special flight from Beirut to the United States via Frankfurt on Sunday, May 31, 2020 departing Beirut at 15:35 PM and arriving at Frankfurt at 18:50 PM local time.  From Frankfurt passengers would have options to connect to flights to Washington (IAD), Chicago …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon, May 26, 2020

Location:  Lebanon Event:   The Government of Lebanon confirmed 1119 cases of COVID-19 and 26 related deaths in the country as of May 25, 2020. The Government has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Please also see the latest daily Lebanese government publication which consolidates every ministry’s decisions, actions and responses to address the crisis. The additional measures  which took …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Flight Opportunities to Depart Lebanon

Event:  Middle East Airlines (MEA) has announced additional flights from Beirut to several destinations in Europe from May 14 to May 24.  U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) interested in departing Beirut can find full details on  MEA’s website . MEA advises that in accordance with current European travel regulations, interested travelers must have confirmed onward …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Qatar Airways Offers Outbound Flight from Beirut Available for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

Event: Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut remains closed for commercial passenger flights until at least May 10, 2020.  Qatar Airways (QA) is offering a special chartered flight to depart Beirut at 2:30 a.m. on May 6, 2020, for Doha with connecting flights to Dallas/Fort Worth or Chicago.  The flight number is QR3276. Interested travelers …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Outbound Flights from Beirut for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

Event: Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut remains closed for commercial passenger flights until at least May 10, 2020.  However, Middle East Airlines has scheduled flights on the following dates to specific destinations in order to repatriate Lebanese citizens: April 30 to London, May 2 to Paris, May 4 to London, May 6 to Frankfurt, May …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Departure of Non-Emergency Embassy Staff

Event: All non-emergency Embassy personnel have departed Lebanon.  Routine consular operations remain suspended.  The Consular Section is staffed to provide limited emergency services to U.S. citizens on a case-by-case basis.  U.S. citizens with emergencies may contact  BeirutACS@state.gov . The Lebanese Government confirmed 368 cases of COVID-19 and six related deaths in the country as of March 26, 2020.  Additional …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Beirut International Airport Closure

Location:  U.S. Embassy Beirut Lebanon According to the local civil aviation authority, Rafic Hariri International Airport will close at 23:59 on March 18.  Commercial flight service from Rafic Hariri International Airport will be suspended until the airport reopens. All routine consular operations remain suspended.  The U.S. Embassy will send out an alert when routine consular operations resume, …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens (08 December 2017)

U.S. Embassy Beirut is aware that several groups have announced public protests following the U.S. announcement of a new policy with regard to the status of Jerusalem.  Demonstrations have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Beirut reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.  We urge U.S. citizens to …

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