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United States Central Command Commander Visits Lebanon

General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), conducted a one-day visit to Lebanon on July 8, 2020.  General McKenzie met with President Aoun at Baabda Palace, where he reaffirmed the importance of preserving Lebanon’s security, stability, and sovereignty, and underscored the importance of the strong partnership between the United States and ...
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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The Ministry of Health reported 1,907 Coronavirus cases and 36 deaths as of July 7.  Entry and Exit Requirements: 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 ...
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U.S. Ambassador Dorothy C. Shea’s Independence Day Message

This year, the U.S. Embassy is commemorating our Independence Day in unprecedented fashion. The world has been collectively battling the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, and we have all had to adjust to the “new normal” of maintaining physical distance and avoiding situations that could be conducive to the spread of the virus. So, I am ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! To vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete ...
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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 ...
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