Due to the unpredictable security situation in Lebanon, the Department of State has authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government personnel and some non-emergency personnel on a case-by-case basis from U.S. Embassy Beirut. This does not impact the operations of U.S. Embassy Beirut, which remains fully open for business. We have updated our Travel Advisory to Level 4: Do Not Travel – the full text of the Travel Advisory may be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Lebanon.html
The Department of State urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Lebanon. We recommend that U.S. citizens in Lebanon make appropriate arrangements to leave the country; commercial options currently remain available. We recommend that U.S. citizens who choose not to depart prepare contingency plans for emergency situations.
Actions To Take:
- Have plans to depart that do not rely on the U.S. government.
- Ensure you and your family have your travel documents in order and are prepared to travel.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency.
- Exercise caution, monitor the news closely for breaking developments that could affect internal security, and factor updated information into your travel plans and activities.
- Have a contingency plan for emergencies and review the Traveler’s Checklist
U.S. Embassy in Beirut – Lebanon
Awkar – Facing the Municipality
Main Street Beirut, Lebanon
961-4- 543 600
State Department – Consular Affairs
1-833-890-9595 (toll free) and 606-641-0131 (local)
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates