Tourism Minister Calls Upon Arab Countries To Lift Travel Ban On Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Lebanon’s Tourism Minister, Avedis Guidanian, called upon all Arab countries, to remove their travel ban on Lebanon.

The security situation has improved remarkably, he said, noting, the United Kingdom has allowed its citizens to visit several Lebanese areas, while France is studying this issue seriously.

Guidanian said, in Beirut, that, Lebanon’s hotels are fully reserved for the coming spring season.

In Nov, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait, warned their citizens against travelling to Lebanon, amid a Lebanese-Saudi crisis sparked by Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri’s controversial resignation announcement in Riyadh, which he rescinded soon after.

Saudi Arabia lifted the travel warning against Lebanon less than two months ago, given improved security in the country.

Guidanian added that, if the tourism sector continues its excellent performance throughout the year, tourism revenues will reach eight billion U.S. dollars, as it was in 2010.

Source: NAM News Network