Home to Beirut, the Paris of the Middle East, Lebanon has much to offer, from its majestic, fascinating mountains and stunning beaches to its really rich history.
Regarding tourist targeted scams and safety, the country is also safe to visit, though one should avoid the borders and refugee camps.
Note: vast majority of trips are trouble free and there is no need to be paranoid. That said, it always pays to be aware, careful, and prepared.
Alert: anti-government protests have sprung up in Beirut since October 2019. Please refer to “Violent crime, hazards in Lebanon” for more information.
- Police: 112
- Fire: 175
- Civil defence: 125
- Red Cross: 140