Lebanon (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially 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: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 27.01.2021
1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (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.
2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– airline crew staying for a maximum of 24 hours.
3. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine for 72 hours.
4. Passengers must complete a “Airport Tracking Registration Form” before departure at https://covid.pcm.gov.lb/ . This will generate an approval e-mail or SMS which must be presented upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
5. A health declaration form must be completed online at https://arcg.is/0GaDnG .
6. Passengers must install the “covidlebtrack” mobile app.
7. Passengers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
8. Passengers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria must have a pre-approval from the Syrian Authorities.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Syria;
– passengers with a Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees (Document de Voyage pour les Refugies Palestiniens) issued by Syria.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

From Thursday 7 January 2021, travelers to Lebanon must take a PCR test at Beirut International Airport on arrival before quarantining for one week. The first 72 hours of quarantine must be spent at a Government of Lebanon-approved hotel. Only when you receive a negative test result can you move to your accommodation where you must continue to quarantine before taking another PCR test (that you must arrange yourself) a week after your arrival. When both tests are negative, you may leave quarantine.

Commercial flights have resumed from 1 July at a limited capacity. Passengers must fill out a health declaration form online before departure, and have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours before arrival. A second PCR test must be taken on arrival. Depending on where you are traveling from, requirements may differ. Check with your airline for the most up-to-date information.
 

Lockdown Details

Lebanon has declared a state of emergency from 14 January to 8 February 2021 due to the rise in number of COVID-19 cases. A total curfew will be in place from 5am on 14 January until 5am on 8 February. Movement is completely prohibited – you must not leave your accommodation. All hospitality businesses and public institutions will close. There are some exemptions for essential work. Food delivery services will be allowed to operate between 5am and 5pm.

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

Sources

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