The U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid the Lebanese-Syrian border region.

Even if travel documents contain no Israeli stamps or visas, persons who have previously traveled to Israel may still face arrest and/or detention if prior travel is disclosed.

Update from Canada Travel Advisories: Editorial change. So statistically, where is the safer place to be? It’s certainly a country better suited for the seasoned traveler. Attacks and responses can occur without warning.

This includes the following areas: Ghobeiry, Avoid all travel to the southern suburbs of Beirut, due to the presence of armed groups and the risk of violence from organized crime, kidnappings and threat of terrorist attacks. Lebanon has specific safety and security concerns that could put you at …

The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid this border area. Do monitor, however, the news as due to the proximity to the inflammatory region, the situation might change.

Authorities are issuing fines to people for not wearing a mask outside their residences, which is a mandatory requirement.

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Tactics used by terrorists include car bombing, suicide bombing and rocket fire. Political tensions and security concerns are heightened at present as a result of unrest in neighbouring Syria and the wider region. The Active Roots Zipper Scarf is your run-of-the-mill infinity scarf but with a hidden pocket that’s big and sturdy enough for a night’s cash, your phone, a passport and (hell with it) some snacks too!

Note: women shouldn’t sit in the front seat or talk with the driver about anything apart from directions.

This includes the following areas: Avoid all travel to the southern suburbs of Beirut, due to the presence of armed groups and the risk of violence from organized crime, kidnappings and threat of terrorist attacks.

By toddlers finding their parent’s guns to crazy entitled shooters who couldn’t get laid. But to help you, here are some pro tips for solo travelers in Lebanon. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Your money is going to stay safe in the belt.

U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests. Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place.

Reconsider travel Lebanon due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Groups protest against:

There may be a TON of issues affecting Lebanon’s border areas (and more places besides), but as a humble backpacker, you’re probably not going to get caught up in any of that. The Government has also imposed a night-time curfew.

It pays to be cautious and confident if you plan to drive around Lebanon.

Terrorism: Terrorist groups and those inspired by such organizations are intent on attacking U.S. citizens abroad.