Location: Widespread Throughout Lebanon
Event: Protests that started on the evening of October 17, are continuing throughout greater Beirut and other parts of Lebanon. Road closures are affecting almost all Lebanese regions and vital highways, including roads surrounding the Beirut International Airport. Due to the road closures and unrest, the Embassy has temporarily restricted off-compound movement of its U.S. personnel. American citizens requiring emergency assistance are advised to call the phone numbers listed below.
Actions to take:
— Monitor local news for updates on location and activity.
— Avoid crowds and the areas of demonstration.
— Follow the instructions of local authorities.
— Contact your airline for flight information.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon:
• Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest security updates
and make it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to contact you in an emergency.