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UK Changes Travel Advice to Lebanon

The UK has changed its travel advice to Lebanon. We are no longer advising against all but essential travel to Lebanon.

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Lebanese and British flags
Lebanese and British flags

The British Embassy Beirut updated its Travel Advice to Lebanon today. We are no longer advising against all but essential travel to Lebanon. However, we continue to advise against travel to some areas in Lebanon.

British Ambassador Tom Fletcher said: “I am pleased to signal that we are no longer discouraging travel to Lebanon. The situation remains uncertain, and we will keep our advice under close review. We are keen to keep faith with this resilient and inspiring corner of the region, and to play our part in helping Lebanon come through the storm”. He also reiterated the UK’s continued support to Lebanon: ‘we remain determined to continue our contribution to Lebanon’s stability in implementing the UK’s $120m stability package.’

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Published 18 September 2013