UK upgrades warning on Lebanon travel

The Foreign Office revised its travel advice for Lebanon following the Israeli air attacks on sites throughout Lebanon on 13 July. The relevant points in the summary now read:

“Following the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers on the border between Israel and Lebanon on 12 July 2006, and the subsequent Israeli strikes on sites across Lebanon, we are advising against all but essential travel to the country. We also advise against all travel to areas of southern Lebanon south of a line between Tyre and Marjayoun.

Both runways of Beirut airport are currently closed as a result of Israeli airstrikes.

“If you are currently in Lebanon you should exercise caution, keep in touch with the Embassy and heed local advice. We are keeping the situation under close review.”