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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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon, April 22, 2020

Location: Lebanon Event: The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health confirmed 677 cases of COVID-19 and 21 related deaths in the country as of April 21, 2020. The Government of Lebanon has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please also see the latest daily Lebanese government publication which consolidates every ministry’s decisions, actions and responses to address ...
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U.S. Provides Additional Assistance to Lebanon to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Embassy is pleased to announce $13,300,000 in new assistance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Lebanon. These funds include $5,300,000 in United States Agency for International Development’s International Disaster Assistance for response activities focusing on the most vulnerable Lebanese, including by supporting private health facilities to properly triage, manage, and refer ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Dorothy Shea Funding Announcement of New COVID-19 Assistance to Lebanon

American University of Beirut, Beirut Wednesday, April 22, 2020 AS PREPARED I am speaking to you today from AUB, one of our key, longstanding partners, and I offer my special thanks to Dr. Fadlo Khouri for his tireless work for the Lebanese people, including during the Coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. government is committed to supporting ...
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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Beirut International Airport Closure

Location:  U.S. Embassy Beirut Lebanon According to the local civil aviation authority, Rafic Hariri International Airport will close at 23:59 on March 18.  Commercial flight service from Rafic Hariri International Airport will be suspended until the airport reopens. All routine consular operations remain suspended.  The U.S. Embassy will send out an alert when routine consular operations resume, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Suspension of Consular Services

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Suspension of Consular Services Location:  U.S. Embassy Beirut Lebanon The U.S. Embassy will suspend routine consular operations effective Monday, March 16.  This suspension will remain in effect until further notice. During the period of suspended operations, we will be providing emergency services to U.S. citizens on a case-by-case basis.  U.S. citizens ...
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Temporary Suspension of Consular Operations

The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Beirut has suspended non-emergency visa operations in the interest of public health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  American Citizen Services will remain available for U.S. citizen emergency appointments. All visa appointments have been suspended until further notice.  Immigrant visa appointments will be rescheduled at a later date.  In the ...
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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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The United States Announces Assistance To Combat the Novel Coronavirus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials. These donations are a testament to the generosity of the American people. Today, the United States government ...
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U.S. Embassy Inaugurates New Medical Facilities Supported by the USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad

Deputy Chief of Mission Edward White visited the American University of Beirut Medical Center to celebrate the inauguration of a pathology laboratory and the Lebanese American University Rizk Hospital to celebrate the completion of a delivery and labor unit in the maternity ward.  Both facilities were renovated through grants by the USAID’s American Schools and ...
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