Lebanon (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 78 hours until results are in.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.07.2021
1. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in India are not allowed to enter
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers returning to Lebanon within 1 week;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before departure;
– passengers arriving from Brazil, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Zambia with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 90 days before departure.
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, at their own expense.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– airline crew staying for a maximum of 48 hours.
4. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine for 72 hours.
5. Passengers arriving from Brazil, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom, Zambia must have a reservation confirmation at a designated hotel for 3 nights.
This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received at least one vaccine dose at least 2 weeks before departure;
– passengers transiting through Beirut to Syria;
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– passengers returning to Lebanon within 1 week.
6. Passengers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

If you’re travelling to Lebanon, you are required to take a PCR test at a laboratory certified by local authorities 96 hours before you travel, and to show the result at check-in at your departure airport. If you do not have a negative PCR test result within this time frame and in an approved form (paper or email, not SMS), you will not be allowed to board your flight to Lebanon. Children under 12 are exempt from this requirement. You must also fill in an electronic form issued by the Government of Lebanon before departure.

From Monday 11th of January 2021, all travellers to Lebanon will be required to take a PCR test at Beirut International Airport upon arrival (which is provided at the airline’s expense) and then to quarantine for one week. You must quarantine at a Government of Lebanon approved hotel for 48 hours until you receive the results of your airport test. Buses will transport passengers from the airport to the hotels. You must have a prepaid booking at one of these hotels in order to board your flight to Lebanon.

All passengers travelling to Lebanon must fill this health declaration form online before departure, as required by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

You will also be required to download and activate the “Covid Leb Track” mobile application and present it to the authorities at the time of your PCR test

Economy class passengers must check in their hand luggage and only a small handbag with valuables will be allowed in the flight cabin.

From the 1st of June 2021, all travellers from the UK and Brazil to Lebanon will be subject to supplementary COVID-19 measures in addition to the ones already in place. All passengers (apart from children under the age of 12) will be required to take a PCR test at Beirut International Airport on arrival, which is provided at the airline’s expense. Passengers must have a hotel booking for 5 days/4 nights on arrival in one of three hotels (Mayflower Hotel Hamra, Royal Tulip Hotel Achrafieh, Alife Apart Hotel Sodeco) where they must complete 5 days of quarantine before taking a PCR test. A hotel booking is required to board the plane.

Flights from India are currently suspended.
 

Lockdown Details

You must apply online via this platform (https://covid.pcm.gov.lb/impactmobile/curfew) to undertake certain activities such as going to the bank or going food shopping. Certain activities e.g. going to clothes shops, the hairdressers or veterinary clinics do not require this authorisation. Contact the Lebanese embassy for further details. Public places such as restaurants, theatres, cinemas, cafes and gyms have reopened. You should check opening hours in advance. Supermarket, pharmacy and restaurant delivery services are operating 24/7. Hotels are also open 24/7. Events such as weddings, exhibitions and conferences are limited to 50% capacity.

Taxis and private cars should have no more than four people in them (including the driver). Buses are allowed to operate with a maximum capacity of 50%.

Fabric masks covering the mouth and nose must be worn when outside the home and in vehicles (unless travelling alone).

Lebanese authorities may issue fines, impose road blocks, or imprison those violating these measures for up to three years. You should comply with all measures introduced by the Lebanese authorities and obey the instructions of the security forces. These measures may be changed at short notice.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co