Issued: 25 October 2019
On Thursday October 17th, protests broke out across Lebanon in response to government economic reforms, with plans to impose new taxes and the abolishment of various state institutions.
With road closures across Lebanon, as well as various institutes including banks and schools, Lebanese authorities are tightening security in the capital, Beirut, aware of calls for further strikes and continued protests.
If you are in Lebanon and need medical assistance, please call our 24 hour emergency assistance team immediately on +61 2 8907 5619.
We further urge you to pay close attention to local media and emergency services, following any instructions provided and visit the DFAT page on Smartraveller:
If you are planning to travel to Lebanon, we encourage you to contact your travel agent, airline or tour operator as soon as possible to discuss whether there have been any changes to your itinerary.
If you have been directly affected from this event, there may be provision for you to claim for benefits provided by your travel insurance policy. Claims will be assessed in accordance with your Product Disclosure Statement and may vary depending on the type of policy you purchased.
There is no cover for policies issued after this date as it would no longer deemed an unforeseeable event.
This information must be read in conjunction with the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) as certain terms, conditions, limits, and exclusions apply. These terms, conditions, limits and exclusions are detailed in the PDS and in particular we draw your attention to ‘The Benefits’ and ‘General Exclusions’ sections of the PDS.
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