Lebanon travel advice

Lebanese media is reporting on 20 June that a large-scale security operation is under way in Beirut. You should be vigilant, take extra care and minimise movements around the city for the time being.

On 20 June 2014, a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in Dahr El-Baydar on the Beirut to Damascus highway. At least 1 person was killed and around 32 injured.

On 19 February 2014, there were 2 explosions in the Bir Hassan area in the southern suburbs of Beirut which targeted the Iranian Cultural Center. At least 6 people were killed and over 100 injured. One explosion was 50m west of the main airport highway near the Gondoline roundabout. The other explosion was on the Abbas El Mousawi Road.