Lebanon travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Lebanon 🇱🇧

Lebanon is part of Asia with main city at Beirut. Its Developing country with a population of 6M people. The main currency is Lebanese Pound. The languages spoken are Arabic,French. the Lebanese Republic is the formal name of Lebanon It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~8.62 °C   🌧 ~125.75 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

Protests continue across Lebanon. Roads, including to Beirut International Airport were blocked and could become blocked again quickly and without notice. Avoid demonstrations, monitor local media and follow advice of local authorities. Exercise a high degree of caution in Lebanon overall due to the unpredictable security situation, the threat of terrorist attack and ongoing political and sectarian tensions. Higher levels apply in some parts of Lebanon. Reconsider your need to travel to Southern suburbs (Dahiyeh) of Beirut, including west of the airport road. Reconsider your need to travel to Tripoli (except the neighbourhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab-al-Tabbaneh) and northern Lebanon, north of a line from El Kuds/Jamal Abdul Nasser Road in Tripoli to Sir Ed Dinniyeh and Laboue. Do not travel to North-eastern Beka'a Valley region, including the Hermel-Baalbek region, and the towns of Rayak, Arsal, El Qaa and Ras Baalbek. Do not travel to South of the Litani River, with the exception of the city of Tyre. Palestinian refugee camps. Do not travel to Areas within five kms of the border with Syria. Do not travel to Tripoli neighbourhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab-al-Tabbaneh.

issued date: October 21, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

Lebanon uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic, French

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Lebanon uses the Lebanese pound (symbol: ?.?), code LBP.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000 and 1000 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 500 and 250 pounds.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Lebanon. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Lebanon is on average 1.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Lebanon is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 31,600.80 LBP, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Alfa or Touch. Lebanon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Lebanon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Lebanon, dial +, then 961 (the country code for Lebanon), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Lebanon, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Lebanon you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas.

🆘 Emergency

Police

999

Ambulance

333

Fire department

777

Last updated: December 5, 2019