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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Flight Opportunities to Depart Lebanon (June 10, 2020)
June 10, 2020

Location:  Lebanon

Event:  Middle East Airlines (MEA) has announced additional flights from Beirut to several destinations in Europe from June 11 to June 19.  U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) interested in departing Beirut can find full details on  MEA’s website .

Please note these flights are available for those who are currently located in Lebanon.  U.S. citizens in Syria should not purchase tickets on any flights from Beirut until the border with Lebanon is re-opened.

MEA advises that in accordance with current European travel regulations, interested travelers must have confirmed onward travel arrangements to their U.S. destinations before booking with MEA and must comply with all regulations of the country of transit or of final destination.  Travelers may wish to book fully refundable tickets for onward travel, as seats on the MEA flights are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tickets may be purchased through the MEA Call Center at 01-629999 or online at www.mea.com.lb .  Fares vary according to destination.

If you book one of the flights to Paris, please be aware that every passenger transiting or entering France is required to present a completed International Travel Certificate (attestation) before they board the flight.  The form is available in English on the website  of the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Once ticketed, U.S. citizens and LPRs are asked to provide ticket/travel information to the American Citizen Services (ACS) office through the following link: https://bit.ly/30uY49A .  This will facilitate ACS to provide additional flight-related information, if required, and alert U.S. embassies of transiting American passengers.

Entries into the United States through Europe are largely restricted to U.S. citizens and LPRs with very few exceptions.  Please review this guidance .

Actions to Take:

·        Monitor local media and our Embassy website  for updates.

·        Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·        Review CDC recommended protective measures for travelers,   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html .


 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 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