LEBANON: FOREIGN OFFICE AMENDS TRAVEL ADVICE

London, 19 September/GNN/ —

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE News Release issued by the Government News
Network on 19 September 2005
The Foreign Office today revised its travel advice for Lebanon. We are
now advising caution when travelling in the northern Beka’a Valley, the
mountainous areas bordering Syria, and areas of southern Lebanon. This
replaces the previous advice against all travel to these areas.

The travel advice summary now reads:

* We advise caution when travelling in the northern Beka’a Valley, the
mountainous areas bordering Syria and areas of southern Lebanon close to
the border with Israel south of a line between Tyre and Marjayoun.

* There is a high threat of terrorism in Lebanon. In the last six months, there
has been a spate of bomb explosions in and around Beirut. You are advised
to maintain a high level of vigilance in public places, including tourist
sites. You should avoid military sites and Palestinian refugee camps. We
also advise you to avoid any political gatherings and/or demonstrations.

* We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical
insurance before travelling to Lebanon. You should carry original identity
papers at all times.

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