South Korea Elevates Travel Advisory for Israel and Lebanon Amid Escalating Tensions

Seoul, South Korea — The South Korean foreign ministry raised its travel advisory levels for Israel and Lebanon on Thursday, urging its nationals to leave these countries due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the ministry elevated the travel advisory for all regions in Lebanon to Level 3, strongly advising South Koreans in Lebanon to leave the country immediately. The decision was made in light of growing tensions between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, increasing the security risks in the region.

The travel advisory for all of Israel, except the Gaza Strip, has also been raised to Level 3. Individuals planning trips to Israel are urged to consider canceling or postponing their travel plans. A Level 4 alert, the highest in the four-tier system, remains in effect for Gaza. South Koreans traveling to countries or regions with a Level 4 alert are subject to punishment under relevant laws.

The foreign ministry stated that it will continue to closely monitor the situation and may make further adjustments to the travel advisory levels as required.

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