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Region: Middle East-West Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert

OPEN: to international leisure travel

Most recent update: 2020-07-31 - Flight suspension lifted


General Policy
  • Starting July 1 Beirut's international airport, closed to regularly scheduled commercial flights since March 18, has reopened.

(Source: "Airport reopening brings joy after months of closure" )

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

(Source: Ministry of Public Works And Transport - Directorate General of Civil Aviation: Procedure for the passengers arriving to Lebanon )

  1. A medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival must be presented at checkin counter, otherwise boarding will be denied.
  2. Traveller must also undergo PCR test on arrival at airport (cost is US$50, collected by airline)
Data Collection
  • A health declaration form must be completed online at https://arcg.is/0GaDnG
Movement Restrictions
  1. For arrivals from Iraq and all African countries except South Africa, Central African Republic, Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, and Democratic Republic of the Congo: Traveller must have a prepaid hotel booking for 48 hours at one of the three hotels designated by the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon, and must remain at that hotel until informed of PCR Test results (ready within 48 hours). After that, traveller will be subject to 72-hour home quarantine at residence, during which a second PCR test will be given. Traveller must remain at residence until informed of the test result.
  2. For arrivals from all other countries: After PCR test on arrival, traveller must then quarantine at residence to await results (ready within 48 hours).


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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
1 month beyond the period of intended stay.
Other Documents
An onward or return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are required for entry.
- Transit without visa with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on the same calendar day. Must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. According to Timaticweb: "...passports containing any Israeli visa or stamp will be refused entry.". According to State Dept.: "Travelers who hold passports that contain visas or entry/exit stamps for Israel will likely be denied entry into Lebanon and may be subject to arrest or detention. Even if their travel documents currently do not have Israeli stamps or visas, persons seeking entry into Lebanon who have previously traveled to Israel may still face arrest and/or detention if this travel is disclosed."
  2. According to Timaticweb: "Passengers born after 1967 with a passport or other document accepted for entry stating Israel as place of birth will be refused entry."