Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon, July 16, 2020

Location:  Lebanon

Event:   The Government of Lebanon confirmed 2542 cases ofCOVID-19 and 38 related deaths in the country as of July 15, 2020.


The Lebanese government has extended the general mobilization until August 2.  There is currently no curfew in effect.


Rafic Hariri International Airport reopened to commercial air traffic on July 1, 2020, operating 10 percent of regular flight volume.  The Lebanese government has announced new procedures for travelers arriving in Beirut.


The Government continues to implement enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Please also see the latest dailyLebanese government publication which consolidates every ministry’s decisions, actions and responses to address the crisis.


Routine consular services at U.S. Embassy Beirut remain suspended until further notice.  The Embassy continues to provide emergency services for U.S. citizens.  Please visit our website for additional information, or contact


The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice and a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe.


Actions to Take:

–For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

–Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.

–Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

–Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

–Review the latest travel restrictions to the United States

–Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible

–Review the complete Travel Advisory for Lebanon

–Read what the U.S. Government Can & Can’t Do in a Crisis



U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

Awkar – Facing the Municipality, Main Street

Beirut, Lebanon
+961-4-542600 or +961-4-543600


U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444


For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon:

·         Visit the State Department’s travel website Travel.State.Gov to review the Lebanon Travel AdvisoryCountry-Specific Information for Lebanon, and the Worldwide Caution.

·         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.

·         Follow the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on Twitter and Facebook