| 4 December 2023, Monday |

Britain and Canada to their citizens: Do not travel to Lebanon.

After the US Department of State elevated its travel advisory for Lebanon to the highest level, and the Saudi Embassy in Beirut urged its citizens to leave the country “immediately,” the British Foreign Ministry advised its citizens not to travel to Lebanon and encouraged British nationals currently in the country to depart immediately.

The Foreign Ministry stated in a release on its “FCO” platform: “Travel update for Lebanon: The advice now is not to travel to Lebanon.” Additionally, it mentioned, “If already in Lebanon, we encourage British citizens to leave now, with commercial options still available.”

The Canadian Foreign Ministry also advised its citizens to avoid traveling to Lebanon due to what it described as a “deteriorating security situation.” In a statement published on its official website, the Foreign Ministry stated, “Avoid traveling to Lebanon due to the deteriorating security situation, civil unrest, an increased risk of terrorist attacks, and the ongoing armed conflict with Israel.” It also added, “The security situation could deteriorate further without advance notice. In the event of an escalation in armed conflict, commercial means to leave the country may be affected. The Canadian government’s ability to provide consular services during active conflict, including evacuating citizens, may be limited.”

  • Sawt Beirut International