What is the change? Authorities have lifted a ban on UAE nationals traveling to Lebanon.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing. The change took effect in October.
  • Who is affected: UAE nationals traveling to Lebanon.
  • Business impact: Companies will now be able to send UAE nationals to Lebanon for business and work visits.

Background: The travel ban to Lebanon was implemented in Feb. 2016 and blocked tourist, business and work travel from the UAE to Lebanon. The decision to remove the ban follows a visit by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to Abu Dhabi.

Analysis & Comments: The removal of the travel ban is good news for tourists and companies coordinating business travel from the UAE to Lebanon and represents an easing of political tensions between the two countries.

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