Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

Location:  Lebanon

Event:   The Government of Lebanon confirmed 1778 cases of COVID-19 and 34 related deaths in the country as of June 30, 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 August 2.

Rafic Hariri International Airport, closed to regularly scheduled flights since March 19, reopened to commercial air traffic on July 1, 2020, with service starting at a level of ten percent of that handled a year ago.  The Lebanese government has announced new procedures for travelers arriving in Beirut as of that date.

The Government continues to implement 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.

On June 15, the Department of State authorized non-emergency personnel to begin returning to Lebanon.  Although U.S. Embassy Beirut is no longer on “ordered departure” status, 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:


  • 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: