On 1 April 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut issued a message regarding an upcoming charter flight to the U.S. The message reads in part as follows:

“Event: Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut is closed for commercial passenger flights until at least April 12. U.S. Embassy Beirut has arranged for Qatar Airways to offer a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents to depart Beirut at 1:30 a.m. on April 5. Travelers may choose between connecting flights through Doha to Miami or Dallas/Fort Worth.

“Please note that the Embassy has no plan to arrange additional flights during the airport closure.”

To read the full text of the message, please click here.