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There Are New Requirements For Travelers To Lebanon – Here Are The Details

Here Are The New Requirements For Travelers To Lebanon
MEA

Middle East Airlines (MEA) has introduced new measures that will apply to inbound travelers to Lebanon starting Friday, August 6th.

Hotel Quarantine

Starting Friday, passengers arriving from the countries listed below are required to undergo self-quarantine in hotels (does not apply to passengers transiting through these countries):

  • UK
  • Cyprus
  • Turkey
  • Brazil
  • UAE
  • Iraq
  • India
  • Malawi
  • Ethiopia
  • Zambia
  • Liberia
  • Kenya
  • Gambia
  • Sierra Leone

The hotel reservation must be made at the passenger’s own expense, for 3 nights, at one of the hotels accredited by the Lebanese government.

Accredited hotels

  • Lancaster Tamar Hotel, Hadat
  • Mayflower Beirut, Hamra
  • Royal Tulip Hotel, Achrafieh
  • Alife Apart Hotel, Sodeco
  • Gefina Rotana, Beirut
  • Raouche Arjaan by Rotana
  • Riviera Hotel, Beirut

Passengers of the aforementioned countries who have not made a hotel reservation will not be allowed to board their flight to Lebanon.

Exceptions

Those who fit the following categories are exempt from the hotel quarantine requirement:

  • Passengers who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, no matter when
  • Passengers traveling by land to Syria through Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport
  • Passengers under the age of 18 years, whether accompanied by adults or not
  • Passengers who were infected with and recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days before their departure date, provided that they present an official document proving it
  • National and foreign diplomats, and their families, provided that they adhere to four days of quarantine at their place of residence

PCR Testing

All passengers coming to Lebanon must perform a PCR test (QR code on the result document is mandatory) at an accredited laboratory, within 96 hours of the time of departure at the latest, and present it during check-in.

Exceptions

  • Children under the age of 12 years
  • Passengers who have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, at least two weeks prior to the departure date
  • Passengers who have received a complete COVID-19 vaccine in one dose, at least two weeks before the departure date
  • Passengers who were infected with and recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days of their departure date, provided that they present an official document proving it

Apart from that, all passengers arriving in Lebanon, with the exception of UNIFIL personnel and children under the age of 12 years, will undergo PCR testing upon landing in Beirut.

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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There Are New Requirements For Travelers To Lebanon - Here Are The Details

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