Britain Lifts Travel Ban on Lebanon

11 Dec

AFP- Britain relaxed its travel advice for Lebanon on Wednesday, lifting a blanket warning against travel to the Middle East country which is recovering after three years of unrest.
“Due to the improved security situation, we no longer advise against all but essential travel to the country,” the Foreign Office said, in updated advice for travelers on its website.

The ministry added however that it advised “against all travel to the Palestinian camps, and against all but essential travel to Tripoli as well as south of the Litani river.”

Lebanon is recovering after three years of turmoil, including a string of assassinations, a devastating war with Israel, a 15-week battle with Islamists, civil strife and a debilitating political crisis.

While easing its travel advice, the Foreign Office warned: “Although the situation overall in Lebanon is calm, it is fragile.

“On several occasions in recent years, the security situation has deteriorated rapidly to the point where we have had to advise against all travel.

“Anyone traveling to Lebanon should keep themselves well informed and closely monitor political and security developments.” (AFP)

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