The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 10 October 2023.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against non-essential travel to Lebanon and against all travel to south of the country.
The British Embassy in Beirut has announced updated Travel Advice for Lebanon. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against non-essential travel to Lebanon and against all travel to some areas in the south of the country.
This means that British nationals should only travel to Lebanon if their travel is essential. We now advise against all travel to the area south of the Litani river which includes the main Naqoura-Tyre-Saida-Beirut highway and areas to the west of it. In addition, we continue to advise against all travel to the Hermel Area, including the towns of Arsal, Ras Baalbek, Qaa, Laboué and Nahlé, Palestinian refugee camps or within 5km of the border with Syria.
We keep our Travel Advice under constant review. The situation is unpredictable and could deteriorate without warning.
British Nationals in Lebanon continue to have access to 24/7 consular assistance. Please call +961 (0) 1 960 800 for inquiries.
We encourage all British nationals to stay up to date with our Travel Advice in full at Lebanon travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).