The British Office of Foreign, Development, and Commonwealth has advised against all travel to Lebanon except for essential travels.
In a statement, it mentioned that “The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) now advises against all but essential travel to Lebanon, and except for those areas to which the FCDO advises against all travel.”
The government’s website advised against travel to Palestinian refugee camps, places that are located 5 kilometers from the Lebanese border with Syria and the Hermel region.
That’s in addition to places within 500m of the Ain el Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Saida, Beirut’s suburbs, Akkar district, city of Tripoli, the Rayak-Baalbek highway (the areas around it and towns along with it), the towns of Rachaya, Hasbaya, and Khiam, and places on the south of the Litani River.
The FCDO stated that a conflict with Israel could spark with little warning and lead to a rapid escalation in violence, and terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Lebanon.
It considers that Lebanon is going through a severe economic crisis and the situation in it may deteriorate at any moment without warning, while basic needs such as fuel, medicine, and food are no longer sufficiently available, and electricity is very limited.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that consular services may be reduced in any case of political or security deterioration in the country, and it may be unable to help in the case of an emergency.