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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

Location: Lebanon Event: On March 11, 2020, the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health reported that there are 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lebanon. The government of Lebanon announced on March 11, 2020 the temporary suspension of flights departing to Italy, Iran, China and South Korea.  Additionally, on March 12, the Directorate General of Civil ...
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Temporary Pause of International Exchange Programs Due to COVID-19

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will temporarily pause all ECA-funded programs that involve travel to and from countries with heightened U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Alert Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) and Warning Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) or heightened State Department COVID-19 related Travel Advisory ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

Location: Lebanon 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 ...
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Treasury Designates Martyrs Foundation Companies and Officials as Global Terrorists

Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) three Lebanon-based officials and 12 Lebanon-based entities linked to the Martyrs Foundation, part of Hizballah’s support network. Specifically, OFAC designated Atlas Holding for being owned or controlled by the Martyrs Foundation, as well as ...
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Ambassador Richard Bids Farewell to the Lebanese

Media Notice For Immediate Release Good morning, everybody. I’m here today to talk about my departure from Lebanon.  As my time in Lebanon comes to a close, I want to thank the people of Lebanon for the kindness, the hospitality, and the warmth that they have all shown me and the whole U.S. Embassy team ...
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