Alerts in Middle East

Earthquake in Syria and Turkey

Travelers should avoid nonessential travel to southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria. On February 6, 2022, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria. The earthquake impacted infrastructure in both countries, limiting access to electricity, drinking water, and food supplies

Siria, Turquía

MERS-CoV - Saudi Arabia

From 29 December 2021 to 31 October 2022, 4 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) were reported to WHO by Saudi Arabia. No deaths were reported.

Arabia Saudita

Cholera - Lebanon

As of October 13, a total of 18 cholera cases have been confirmed in Lebanon, including two probable deaths. This represents the first cholera outbreak in Lebanon since 1993.