Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon, March 19, 2020

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon, March 19, 2020 Event:   On March 18, 2020, the Department of State authorized the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to go on “ordered departure” status, which means the Embassy will be reducing personnel to emergency staffing levels.  The decision was based on a variety of factors, including the  cessation of commercial transportation options out of the country , the …

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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 for U.S. Citizens:  Suspension of Consular Services

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Suspension of Consular Services Location:  U.S. Embassy Beirut Lebanon The U.S. Embassy will suspend routine consular operations effective Monday, March 16.  This suspension will remain in effect until further notice. During the period of suspended operations, we will be providing emergency services to U.S. citizens on a case-by-case basis.  U.S. citizens …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (31 December 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (31 December 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Awkar, Beirut, Lebanon Event: There is a call for protests today, December 31, in the Awkar area of Beirut. Lebanese security forces are planning to close roadways near the U.S. Embassy beginning at 1400. Actions to take: Monitor our embassy website …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (13 November 2019)

Security Alert – False Messages to U.S. Citizens (November 13, 2019) Event:  False reports have been circulating since yesterday evening, November 12, claiming to be from the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.  The U.S. Embassy did not disseminate any messages to American citizens in the last 24 hours. The U.S. Embassy posts authoritative information on its …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (25 October 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (25 October 2019) Location:  Countrywide Event:  Entering into a ninth day of countrywide protests, incidents of clashes between protestors and protest opponents are occurring, with some injuries reported.  Many roads remain blocked and airport access difficult. The Embassy continues to receive reports of shortages of essential items, such as groceries, gas, …

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Emergency Alert: Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services in the United States and at our U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.  We will not update this website until full operations resume, with the exception of urgent safety and security information.  The National Visa Center, National …

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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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