KSA Lifts Eight-Year Travel Warning for Lebanon

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Saudi Arabia on Wednesday lifted a travel warning for Lebanon that remained in place for eight years, as a senior royal envoy visited the country.

“In light of the end of the security reasons that had prompted us to issue a travel warning and as a result of the reassurances we have heard from the Lebanese authorities, we are lifting our travel warning for Lebanon,” Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Bukhari announced.

Bukhari made his announcement after meeting Prime Minister Saad Hariri along with the royal envoy, Nizar al-Aloula.

The kingdom had called on its citizens to refrain from traveling to Lebanon upon the eruption of the Syrian war in 2011, repeating its warning several times in light of deadly bombings and kidnap incidents that rocked Lebanon.

The latest travel warning was issued in 2017 amid an unprecedented diplomatic confrontation that followed Prime Minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation from the kingdom.

Most Gulf countries have also issued travel warnings for their citizens in recent years amid tensions with Iran and its Lebanese ally Hizbullah.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 4
Thumb whyaskwhy 13 February 2019, 19:10

But will they come and if they do will they bring their own food and bedding with them as in the past? Iran will soon offer free flights to Lebanon with room and board to counter....at the cost of the obliging and non partisan Lebanese government lol.

Thumb warrior 14 February 2019, 03:05

'stay focus on this subject' ya shia heretic

Thumb doodle-dude 14 February 2019, 10:56

Lebanon's budget deficit will now be erased as the saudis will be enjoying blablablablabla's deep and wide luv tunnel after it undergoes major maintenance and lubrication this summer.

Thumb doodle-dude 14 February 2019, 15:01

@blablablablabla is enjoying Valentine through his lubricated deep and wide luv tunnel. Special time of the year