Assistance in case of a crisis
The security situation in Lebanon can deteriorate unexpectedly and at a quick pace. This can have consequences for your safety and mobility. Read the travel advice (Dutch) for more information about possible consequences in case of a crisis in Lebanon.
Registering your name at the embassy is important
If you register yourself in the 24/7 BZ Informatieservice (Dutch) you will receive updates in the travel advice. In case of a crisis the embassy will send you security advices.
Advice in case of a crisis
In case of a crisis the embassy will send security advices to all registered Dutch persons in Lebanon. The embassy does not replace the media. It is important that you follow the local news yourself.
The advice may be to avoid certain places or areas, or to stay at home. When the security situation in Lebanon deteriorates, the embassy may advice you to leave the country. You have to arrange your own transport to the airport or the border. The embassy can not help to book a flight ticket for you.
In case Dutch citizens can no longer leave Lebanon by themselves, the embassy together with the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs will see if there are possibilities to organize their departure. For this the embassy will cooperate with other European countries.
Communication during crisis
If during a crisis the internet and mobile telephone communication no longer function, the embassy will inform you through Dutch contactpersons. In each region a Dutch contactperson is available with equipment to remain in communication with the embassy.
In case you cannot easily be reached during a crisis you can inform your relatives in the Netherlands through the website of the Nederlandse Rode Kruis.
Preparations for a crisis you can do yourself
Make sure you and your family always hold a valid passport. You risk to delay your departure in case you have to renew your passport during a crisis.
Also make sure to have the following issues ready for in case you have to leave the house at short notice:
- important documents (passport, identity card, residence card, driving licence, property deeds, bank cards, dipoma's, insurance policies, vaccination card, address book etc)
- cash money (in small notes)
- PUK code of your mobile telephone
- first aid kit, basic medication, your own medication
- food and water, portable plates, cups and cutlery
- clothes and blankets
- portable radio (and batteries)
- reserve fuel for your car