Foreign Office urges citizens against travel to Lebanon
It also encouraged British nationals in Lebanon to leave now “while commercial options remain available”
Britain’s Foreign Office announced its advisory on Wednesday (18), urging citizens to refrain from all travel to Lebanon due to the associated risks arising from the conflict between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
It also encouraged British nationals in Lebanon to leave now “while commercial options remain available”.
“There are ongoing mortar, artillery exchanges, and air strikes in South Lebanon, on the border with Israel. Tensions are high and events could escalate with little warning, which could affect or limit exit routes out of Lebanon,” the Foreign Office said in its updated travel advice.
British nationals in Lebanon should register their presence with the British Foreign Office, it said.
Family members of staff at the British Embassy have been temporarily withdrawn.