Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Special Elections Event at the US Embassy and Notre Dame University, Louaize

Location:  Lebanon Event:  U.S. Citizens to Register to Vote September 20, 2022: Notre Dame University, Louaize Notre Dame University, Louaize will conduct a voting registration information session on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 17:00 to 19:00 in Abou Khater Hall. Detailed instructions on how to register to vote are available at fvap.gov/ . September 23, 2022: …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Location:  Lebanon Subject: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter  registration  and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time …

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Travel Advisory: Worldwide Caution (August 3, 2022)

Travel Advisory: Worldwide Caution On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Beirut (27 July 2022)

Location: More Than 60 Countries Worldwide Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .​   Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : o    Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. o    Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including …

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Reminder to Review Lebanon Travel Advisory — U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (May 9, 2022)

Location:  Lebanon Subject: Lebanon Travel Advisory Reminder The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review the current  Travel Advisory for Lebanon  .  In particular, we call your attention to the Country Summary which advises U.S. citizens to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings: Demonstrations occur frequently in Lebanon. U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Tax Season Reminder – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (April 4, 2022)

Location:  Lebanon Subject: Tax Season is here. Remember to file your income taxes! The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that they are required to file their federal income taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by April 18, 2022.  If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living or traveling outside the United …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (March 28, 2022)

Location:  Lebanon Subject: State Primary Elections and STEP Enrollment State primary elections are teeing up! Americans living overseas can vote absentee in their state’s upcoming election, no matter where they are. Step One. Fill out and send in the  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  to register and request your absentee ballot. Step Two. Check election dates, deadlines and submission methods  for your state . …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Renewing Passports and Emergency Preparedness (February 18, 2022)

Location:  Lebanon Reminder About Updating Travel Documents and Emergency Preparedness The U.S. Embassy in Beirut reminds U.S. citizens to ensure that their U.S. passports remain valid for ease of travel on short notice.  Some countries require a minimum of six months validity to allow entry.  You may be eligible to renew your passport by paying the …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (February 2, 2022)

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (February 2, 2022) Location: Beirut, Lebanon – Multiple Locations Event: Event: The U.S. Embassy in Beirut informs U.S. citizens that land transport unions have called for a general strike and sit ins from approximately 5:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. through Friday, February 4, in several areas around Beirut and across …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! (January 20, 2022)

Location:  Lebanon Event: Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports (December 28, 2021)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon Location: Lebanon, countrywide If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until March 31, 2022. You qualify to travel on your expired passport if …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (December14. 2021)

Location: Lebanon, countrywide Event: New COVID entry requirements for Lebanon go into effect December 15.  All arrivals must register on the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)  PASS  platform and show their enrollment before being permitted to board a flight bound for Lebanon. Travelers will need to upload their vaccination records to the site. Unvaccinated travelers are required …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (4 December, 2021) Location: Lebanon, countrywide Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  10/06/2022 The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . Check the CDC website for additional information and  Frequently Asked Questions . Country-Specific Information  Lebanon has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  At present, businesses and public institutions …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder: Updated Country Information and Travel Advisory on Lebanon (November 10, 2021)

Location:  Lebanon Event:   Reminder to Review Lebanon Country Information Page and to Enroll in STEP Program The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon would like to remind U.S. citizens to review Embassy Beirut’s Country Information and Travel Advisory pages for Lebanon if they have not done so recently.  The Travel Advisory states “Do not travel to Lebanon due …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (November 3, 2021)

Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Mail-In Passport Service at Embassy Beirut

Location:  Lebanon Event:   New Mail-In Passport Service at Embassy Beirut Beginning October 24, 2021, U.S. Embassy Beirut will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person.  Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the $110 passport renewal fee …

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Updated Country Information and Travel Advisory on Lebanon

Location:  Lebanon The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon would like to inform U.S. citizens that the Economic Instability portion of the Safety and Security section of the Country Information for Lebanon has been updated.  The complete Country Information may be found here  and the Travel Advisory here . The Embassy requests that all U.S. citizens residing in Lebanon …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Special Elections in Texas and Ohio

Event:  U.S. Citizens registered to vote in Texas or Ohio should submit an absentee ballot now for these special elections for federal office to beheld within the next 90 days: July 27, 2021: Texas Special Runoff Election in U.S. Congressional District 6* August 3, 2021: Ohio Special Primary Election in U.S. Congressional District 11 & …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Countrywide Lockdown, Curfew and U.S. Embassy Suspension of Routine Consular Services (January 14 – 25, 2021)

Location: Lebanon The Lebanese government has announced increased restrictions on movement and public services to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Lebanon. A 24-hour curfew will be enforced from 5:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 25. Most public institutions and facilities, and private businesses and enterprises will remain closed, with exceptions …

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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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