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"Avoid non-essential travel to south Lebanon", Cyprus MFA says in Travel Advice

Cyprus’ Foreign Ministry advises Cypriot nationals to avoid non-essential travel to south Lebanon, noting the security incidents taking place in that area, “which could deteriorate without prior warning”.

In a Travel Advice, the Ministry said it was closely monitoring the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, and security incidents taking place in south Lebanon, which, it notes, could deteriorate without prior warning.

“Cypriot nationals are advised to avoid non-essential travel to south Lebanon, to areas south of the Litani-river, including Tyre, exercise a high degree of caution and follow the advice of the security services,” it said.

Moreover, Cypriot citizens in Lebanon “are advised to avoid all gatherings and demonstrations, remain vigilant and follow the instructions of local authorities,” it adds. They are also advised “to follow closely the developments and information from the international and local media, avoid unnecessary movements and apply maximum security measures”.

Cypriot citizens are also advised to register, if they so wish, on the online registration platform for Cypriots abroad Connect2CY  

In case of emergency Cypriot citizens are requested to contact:

- The Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Beirut, Lebanon

Address: Yarzeh Pine Building No 6, Street 15, Baabda, Lebanon

Tel.: +961 5 929 006 (08:00-15:00, Monday-Friday)

Mobile No.: +961 71 559 500 (outside working hours / in case of emergencies)

Fax: +961 5 922643

E-mail: and 

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Consular Affairs Directorate:

Tel: +357 22 651113 (08:30-15:00, Monday–Friday)

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Crisis Management Department:

Tel: +357 22 801000, +357 22 651295 (08:30-15:00, Monday-Friday)

Mobile No.: +357 97 775998 (outside working hours / in case of emergencies)

(Source: CNA)

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