Middle East

UAE will soon lift Lebanon travel ban, says a report

The United Arab Emirates will soon lift a ban on its citizens travelling to Lebanon, Lebanese state media cited the UAEs ambassador to Lebanon as saying on Tuesday.

“The lifting of the ban on Emiratis travelling to Lebanon will come soon,” Lebanons NNA quoted Hamad Saeed al-Shamsi as telling journalists after meeting Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

The UAEs close ally Saudi Arabia said in February it was lifting its own advice to citizens not to travel to Lebanon, where Gulf tourism was once a mainstay of the now struggling economy.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have both voiced frequent concern over the political situation in Lebanon, located next to war-torn Syria and home to the heavily armed, Iran-backed Hezbollah group.

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