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In a concerted effort to respond to the situation in Lebanon, Wego reports that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations – comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain – have jointly enforced a travel ban on travel to Lebanon. Leading the way, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement, underscoring their unwavering dedication to the safety and well-being of Emirati nationals.
For Emirati citizens in Lebanon, the UAE government has taken proactive steps, creating a dedicated hotline (0097180024) to swiftly address any concerns that may arise. Moreover, they strongly recommend utilizing the ‘Twajudi’ service, an initiative by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs designed to provide essential support to Emiratis facing challenges while abroad.
Following the UAE’s decisive action, other GCC countries – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain – have followed suit, imposing their own travel restrictions to Lebanon.
The Embassy of the State of Qatar in the Republic of Lebanon has also taken proactive measures to protect its citizens. In an official statement, they urged all Qatari citizens currently in Lebanon to exercise utmost caution and follow instructions from local authorities.
To ensure swift assistance during emergencies, the Embassy of the State of Qatar has set up dedicated contact numbers (009611835111 and 009611835444) for Qatari citizens to reach out to.
While the situation is being closely monitored, the GCC countries remain united in their commitment to safeguarding their citizens and providing essential support throughout this challenging period. Once developments allow, the travel restrictions will be reassessed and lifted accordingly.