Beirut Airport Will Continue Operating During Lockdown With Some Restrictions


Starting on Thursday, Lebanon will officially be in a national state of emergency for 11 days with a countrywide lockdown to maximize efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Despite considerations of closing the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International airport, it will remain open for flights and arrivals.

However, there will be some restrictions on travelers. All arriving passengers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival and follow these rules.

As part of the latest measures, travelers arriving from Istanbul, Adana, Addis Ababa, Baghdad, and Cairo must quarantine at one of the discounted hotels designated by the Tourism Ministry for 7 days.

There is no mention of travelers coming from the United Kingdom where a mutated strain of coronavirus was first detected and brought into Lebanon.

There will be a full 24-hour curfew during the 11-day ‘state of emergency’ period in which people must stay at home. Travelers will be allowed on the road provided they can show proof of travel.

For all details about the new measures of the stricter lockdown and its exemptions, visit here.

We have a dedicated coronavirus section where you can find the latest news/updates about the pandemic in Lebanon, inform yourself with WHO-verified resources, and track the number of cases in Lebanon in real-time. Click here.

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