Amended travel advice for Lebanon


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has today amended its Travel Advice for Lebanon. They are no longer advising against all travel but are now advising against all but essential travel to Lebanon.

The travel advice now reads, “We advise against all but essential travel to Lebanon. A political agreement was reached on May 21 to elect a President and form a new unity government. This followed a period of violent exchanges in Beirut and elsewhere, between opposition and pro-government groups. Although levels of violence have decreased, they could flare up again without warning. There are particular areas of tension around Tripoli.”

The travel advice continued, “We advise against all travel to Palestinian refugee camps, as the situation in these camps remains tense. We also advise against all travel south of the Litani River where there is a serious risk of unexploded munitions.”