WASHINGTON -- Lifting a ban imposed in 1985, the Transportation
Department ruled that travel agents and U.S. and foreign airlines
can sell tickets to Lebanon, effective immediately.
The DOT also said U.S. carriers can offer interline service to
the country, although direct flights are not authorized.
U.S. citizens have been allowed to travel to Lebanon the past
year, although the State Department has a travel warning that
recommends "only those Americans with compelling reasons" should
visit the country due to terrorist attacks.
U.S. agents and airlines previously could sell tickets to Beirut
to non-U.S. citizens.