Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (17 October 2019)
Location: Beirut and Cities Throughout Lebanon
Event: Anti-government protests are going on in downtown Beirut and other cities in Lebanon. Media are reporting thousands of people on the streets, with protestors in Beirut burning tires and blocking major arteries, including roads to the airport. Riot police are responding.
Actions to take:
— Monitor local news for updates on location and activity.
— Avoid the areas of demonstration.
— Follow the instructions of local authorities.
For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon:
- Visit the State Department’s travel website Travel.State.Govto
review the Travel
Warning for Lebanon, Country-Specific
Information for Lebanon, and the Worldwide
- 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.