On 7 April 2020, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued an update to its travel advice for Lebanon to include the following:
“There are a limited number of seats available on an exceptional Middle East Airlines (MEA) commercial flight from Beirut to London on 9th April at 13:25 (local time) for British Nationals wishing to return to the UK.
“If you wish to travel on this flight, please contact MEA to book your ticket. This can be done via the telephone on +961 1 629 999 or on the internet at www.mea.com.lb. Please do not contact the British Embassy to reserve your flight. <>
“Once you have booked your ticket, please send a scan or clear photograph of the photo page of your British passport, along with a copy of your booking confirmation, to the Embassy using the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please book your flight and send the requested information to the Embassy by no later than 14:00 on Wednesday 8 April.”