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Lebanon coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon. Lebanon is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to 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 and French.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Lebanon

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Lebanon is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is permitted.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 96 hours, must be provided on departure. Alternatively, those who have tested positive within 90 days before travel, can present the positive test result.
The test must have a QR code and must be in paper or email format. PCR tests issued in the United States Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, and all European countries (including the United Kingdom) are accepted without QR codes.
Those who have been outside of Lebanon for less than 7 days are exempt from pre-departure testing but are subject to a COVID-19 test on arrival.

Testing on arrival

A second PCR test will be administered on arrival.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Buses are operating up to 50% capacity. Cars and taxis are only allowed a maximum of 4 passengers, including the driver.


Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing.


Bars are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing.


Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Lebanon

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Lebanon

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. 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.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Lebanon

Reconsider your need to travel

On 14 October 2021, armed clashes occurred in Tayouneh and Chiyah (Beirut), involving the exchange of live fire and multiple casualties. Protests are taking place, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests, and if you're caught in civil unrest, stay inside. There are shortages of medicines and fuel, with frequent power outages. Restrictions are in place, including a nightly curfew and closure of some areas and services. You'll have to undergo COVID-19 (PCR) testing before travelling to Lebanon and on arrival – some exemptions apply. Masks are mandatory in public – you could be fined if you don’t wear one. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon overall due to the changed security environment.
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