On July 1, 2020 Beirut’s Rafic Hariri international airport re-opened and Lebanon once again started accepting foreign travelers.
Throughout the summer, flights coming into BEY airport were very restricted, only allowing around 10% of normal traffic flow, or just over 2000 passengers per day.
Temporary Restrictions and/or Important News for Lebanon
Starting April 12, 2021 there will be a curfew in place from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. throughout the month of Ramadan.
Countries allowed to travel to Lebanon
All nations under normal visa regulations.
Most nations, including the USA, Canada and the UK, normally require a Visa to travel to Lebanon. They will still require a valid visa to enter.
The Visa Application Centre in Beirut reopened on June 29.
Entry Requirements into Lebanon
Other than the normal pre-covid entry requirements such as a valid visa, here are the other entry requirements you need to know about.
PCR testing required
All passengers entering Lebanon are required to show proof of a negative PCR test, with the result issued no more than 96 hours before the departing flight.
- All passengers traveling to Lebanon must fill this health declaration form online before departure, as required by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health.
- Arrivals agree to undergo a temperature check and health assessment upon arrival (which may lead to further testing)
- All passengers arriving into Lebanon MUST have a health insurance policy that covers covid
- Passengers must download the ‘covidlebtrack’ app
Are there quarantines upon arriving in Lebanon?
Maybe. The rules are very confusing and seem to change. Please see the Ministry of Public Health’s site with details on entry into Lebanon.
Currently, it seems that arrivals may have to take a 2nd PCR test upon arrival that could also result in a 72-hour quarantine.
Have flights resumed to Lebanon?
Yes. Rafic Hariri (BEY) airport in Lebanon is located in Beruit. It has been open for commercial flights as of July 1, 2020, but with reduced traffic.
Many European cities fly into Lebanon directly, primarily on airlines like Wings of Lebanon and MEA
Vaccine For Entry in Lebanon
Lebanon has announced that tourists who present proof of a vaccination certificate will not need to quarantine upon arrival. All nations will be able to visit Lebanon under regular visa requirements.
Vaccinated travelers must still present a negative Covid-19 test no older than 96 hours to board their flight to Lebanon. A second PCR test may be performed upon arrival at the airport.
Disclaimer: Lebanon’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.
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Originally published July 21, 2020 with updates