The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday advised Saudi citizens not to travel to Lebanon. An official source at the ministry said the advice was issued because the situation in Lebanon is not stable these days. “The warning will hold until further notice,” he explained.
Osama Al-Nuqali, head of the media department at the Foreign Ministry, urged Saudis currently staying in Lebanon either to leave the country or exercise extra caution.
An Arab gang abducted two Saudi nationals in Lebanon last April and demanded a ransom to set them free. Lebanese security forces in collaboration with the Saudi Embassy were able to trace the kidnappers.
The Saudis join other Gulf states — Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates — in advising citizens to stay away from Lebanon.