On March 9, 2020, the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health reported that there are 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lebanon.
The government of Lebanon has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Anyone arriving in Lebanon displaying symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to Rafik Hariri University Hospital for testing and possible quarantine. Visit the website of the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health for additional information on these new measures. As a precautionary measure, schools in Lebanon will be closed until March 15, and the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism has asked bars and entertainment venues to temporarily close on a voluntary basis.
Actions to Take:
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 Advisory, Country-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