The U.S. Embassy in Beirut announced Friday, March 13th, that it will be suspending non-emergency visa services in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The U.S. has suspended flights, closed down large public venues, and other precautionary measures to combat the spread of the virus.
An official statement from the U.S. Embassy in Beirut stated that its Consular Section made this decision “in the interest of public health and safety.”
All visa appointments have been suspended, but emergency appointments for U.S. citizens will remain available.
The latest reports observed from Lebanon’s Health Ministry and the Rafik Hariri University Hospital, as of March 14th noon, there are 93 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Lebanon.