New Travel Rules Imposed On Arrivals To Lebanon


As of December 10th, all arrivals to Lebanon through Rafik Hariri International Airport will be subject to three main conditions.

This includes:

1. They must have completed 2 doses of approved coronavirus vaccines or present a negative result of a laboratory test for coronavirus (PCR) not later than 48 hours after its release.

2. Register through the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health’s application for air arrivals before arriving at Rafik Hariri International Airport in order to obtain a health pass to enter Lebanon.

3. To undergo laboratory testing for coronavirus (PCR) at the airport for expatriates aged 12 years and above.

This decision came after the meeting with Prime Minister Najib Mikati and the ministerial coronavirus committee to reduce the spread of Covid-19, with new restrictions applied.

The Health Minister, Dr. Firass Abiad, stressed that “the implementation of social distancing measures in public places is also crucial to reduce the spread of the virus.”

As part of the new Covid-19 travel restrictions, it is required that the Ministry of Tourism launches a responsive call center to receive complaints about the failure to apply preventive measures in relevant institutions, including the airport, stressing the need to tighten violations in all tourist places.

Lebanon’s new curfew aimed to counter the new rising wave of coronavirus infection will be implemented from December 17th to January 9th, from 7 PM to 6 AM, and until further notice.

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