It was observed that the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has advised travelers not to travel to specific countries as tensions in the region worsen amid the clash between Israel and Hamas.
The Government of Australia has revised its travel advice for Lebanon as dreads of a secondary encounter between Israel and Hezbollah intensify and major rallies take place in the capital.
Pro-Palestine rallies took place outside the German and US embassies in Beirut this Wedenesday where demonstrators waved flags and roared slogans criticizing the lethal detonation which shocked a Gaza hospital earlier this week.
A portal run by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade known as Smart Traveller revised its travel advice for Lebanon, on Thursday.
It stated: Do not travel to Lebanon because of the unstable safety situation and the risk of the security condition failing further
Furthermore, If you are in Lebanon and wish to depart, you must leave via the first available commercial route the moment you are able to do so.
Please keep in mind that, Airports may suspend operations with little notice because of amplified security concerns. This might cause flight delays or annulments for a sustained period.
The Government of Australia’s capacity to assist you to leave Lebanon will be very restricted in a declining security situation.”
The good news is that major carriers like Qatar Airways and Emirates are still operating partner flights from Beirut to Australian cities.
Last but not least, Australians in need of emergency consular support have been recommended to get in touch with the Australian Government’s Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (if in Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (if overseas).
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