Lebanon (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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 04.05.2021
1. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Brazil or 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 if they received the last vaccine dose at least 15 days before departure. The certificate must be issued by Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City (Holy See), Viet Nam or Yemen.
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to a 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.
4. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine for 72 hours.
5. 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.
6. Passengers must install the “covidlebtrack” mobile app.
7. 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.
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

Vaccinated travelers may enter Lebanon but must still present a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel as well as a second test on arrival, however, they will be exempt from quarantine.

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.

Depending on where you are traveling from, requirements may differ. Check with your airline for the most up-to-date information.
 

Lockdown Details

During the month of Ramadan, from Monday 12 April to Wednesday 12 May 2021, there is a nation-wide curfew in place between 9.30pm and 5am. All religious and social gatherings and events are prohibited. Places of worship may open at 30% capacity for prayer. You must apply online via this platform 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. Restaurants, cafes and gyms are open between 6am and 9pm, in keeping with the curfew. Restaurants and cafes are restricted to 50% capacity. Gyms are restricted to 30% capacity and cannot deliver exercise classes. Supermarket, pharmacy and restaurant delivery services are operating 24/7. Hotels are also open 24/7.

Taxis continue to operate. Given the curfew, you are advised to book taxis ahead of time. 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