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 avoid all protests. ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at Large Public Gatherings

During the height of the busy summer festival season in Lebanon, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution in the vicinity of large public gatherings. Any high-profile event can be an appealing target for Lebanon-based ISIS-affiliated terrorists or other extremist groups. As always, the U.S. Embassy will continue to evaluate the movements of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caution in light of recent foiled suicide attack in Hamra

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caution in light of recent foiled suicide attack in Hamra January 22, 2017 The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise heightened security awareness in light of yesterday’s foiled suicide attack at a café on Hamra Street in downtown Beirut. The suspect was arrested by Lebanese security forces outside the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lebanon Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon because of the threats of terrorism, armed clashes, kidnapping, and outbreaks of violence near Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning – Lebanon (December 11, 2015)

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of ongoing safety and security concerns. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks.  This supersedes the Travel Warning issued on May 29, 2015. Sudden ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caution in light of recent attacks (July 1, 2015)

In light of last week’s terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, we want to remind U.S. citizens in Lebanon to maintain their vigilance. We encourage U.S. citizens to exercise heightened security awareness of their surroundings at all times, taking appropriate measures to ensure their safety and security.  Be conscious of your personal security at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest near U.S. Embassy Beirut (March 26, 2015)

On Friday March 27, 2015 supporters of Ali Taan Fayyad, a Lebanese national being held in the Czech Republic, are planning to stage a protest near the U.S. Embassy Beirut compound. The demonstration is scheduled to take place at approximately 11:00 am at Awkar circle. U.S. citizens are warned that demonstrations and protests intended to ...
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