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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Lebanon Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Lebanon

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Lebanon. We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.0 / 5

Lebanon shares land borders with Syria and Syria. For these countries, the individual warning index is 5 (Syria) and 3.5 (Israel).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Lebanon

There are currently 1,907 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Lebanon. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 36 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Lebanon.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Lebanon

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Lebanon.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Lebanon from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Libanon: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/libanonsicherheit/204048

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Libanon.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/libanon/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/lebanon

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Säkerhetsläget är stabilt med kan förändras plötsligt. Det förekommer stora regionala skillnader i resesäkerheten. Konflikten i Syrien påverkar fortsättningsvis Libanon. Det förekommer en risk för oförutsägbara bombattacker och andra terrorattacker. Dåden kan också riktas mot västerländska personer och platser ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/LB

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest and due to the Global Health Advisory and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Some areas have increased risk. Read ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/lebanon-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Libanon som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Beirut har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Libanon. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Libanon via den danske ambassade i Beirut, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/libanon/

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Lebanon.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Grænseområderne til Syrien og til den såkaldte "blå linje" til Golan-området i en afstand af fem kilometer fra grænsen. Beka'a-dalen øst for Baalbek-Qaa hovedvejen (hovedvejen omfattet) og Beka'a-dalen nord for Ras Baalbek. Ain al-Helweh flygtningelejren i Saida.

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Beirut International Airport has resumed operations at reduced capacity. Check entry requirements with your airline or local authorities. Lebanon's land borders with Syria remain closed. Restrictions may change at short notice. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Follow the Australian Ambassador's social ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/lebanon

Individual rating changes for Lebanon

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Lebanon. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Lebanon changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Lebanon to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Lebanon changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Lebanon to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Lebanon to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Lebanon changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Lebanon changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Lebanon to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from November 5th 2019

The total rating for Lebanon changed from 3.0 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Cypriot government decreased their existing warning for Lebanon to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Lebanon changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 4.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 3.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 2.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Lebanon with a rating of 3.0.

About Lebanon

Lebanon with its capital Beirut is a country in Asia (Western Asia), about 0.7 times the size of Connecticut (10,400 km²). The country is located Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria. The climate can be described as Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; Lebanon mountains experience heavy winter snows. The landscape is narrow coastal plain; El Beqaa (Bekaa Valley) separates Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon Mountains. With a population of about 3.97 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Beirut
Population about 3.97 million
Size 10.400 km²
Size comparable to about 0.7 times the size of Connecticut
Common languages Arabic, English, French, Armenian
Currency Pound (short: LBP)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +961
Internet Top Level Domain .lb
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 LB
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 LBN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 422

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Lebanon is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution in Beirut from vehicular traffic and the burning of industrial wastes
  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • pollution of coastal waters from raw sewage and oil spills
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • dust storms, sandstorms
  • earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Lebanon. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. banking
  2. cement
  3. chemical products
  4. food processing
  5. furniture products
  6. jewelry
  7. metal fabricating
  8. mineral
  9. oil refining
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. apples
  2. citrus
  3. goats
  4. grapes
  5. olives
  6. potatoes
  7. sheep
  8. tobacco
  9. tomatoes
  10. vegetables

Lebanese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Lebanon.

Export products

  1. base metals
  2. chemicals
  3. construction minerals
  4. consumer goods
  5. electric power machinery
  6. fruit
  7. jewelry
  8. paper
  9. switchgear
  10. textile fibers

Import products

  1. cars
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. consumer goods
  5. electrical machinery
  6. equipment
  7. live animals
  8. meat
  9. medicinal products
  10. paper

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Lebanon?

Lebanon is currently rated at 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Lebanon.

Is it safe to travel Lebanon in 2020?

Visiting the country Lebanon is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Lebanon?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 10 individual sources for Lebanon.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Lebanon?

There are currently 1,907 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Lebanon. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 36 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Lebanon.

What is the size of Lebanon?

Lebanon has a size of 10,400 km² or 4,015 mi² which is about 0.7 times the size of Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.