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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (October 19, 2023)
October 19, 2023

Location: Lebanon

Event: Contacting U.S. Embassy Beirut in an Emergency

The U.S. Embassy is closely monitoring the security situation in Lebanon.  On October 17, the State Department issued a Travel Advisory advising U.S. citizens to not travel to Lebanon due to the unpredictable security situation.  The Department of State urges U.S. citizens in Lebanon to make plans to depart as soon as possible while commercial options are still available.  We recommend that U.S. citizens who choose not to depart prepare contingency plans for emergency situations.

U.S. citizens in Lebanon who need emergency assistance should contact the Department of State using this crisis intake form.  Family members can also submit a crisis intake form on behalf of a U.S. citizen family member.  Please only fill out one form per person, as multiple requests will delay processing.

The Department of State reminds citizens to avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests as some of these have turned violent.

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 (U.S. toll free) and 1-606-641-0131 (U.S.)