The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as well as the Australian Government’s Smart Traveller website have updated their travel advisory for Lebanon. Australians travelling to or through Lebanon are reminded that local Lebanese laws apply while in Lebanon.
Smart Traveller has stated:
We strongly advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon at this time because of the unpredictable security situation as a result of the conflict in neighbouring Syria and ongoing political and sectarian tensions. The situation could deteriorate without warning. If you do decide to travel to Lebanon, you should exercise extreme caution. Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media and other local information sources for new security risks and political developments.
For the full travel alert go to: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Lebanon