Since the beginning of the crisis, many stores and stations started to accept fewer payments by card.
Lately, the only businesses accepting to take at least a part of the bill in credit cards were the ones offering basic goods and gas stations.
Last week, all the gas stations stopped accepting general card payments. This week, the Lebanese Syndicate of Supermarket Owners decided that the payments of the bills should be maximized to only 50% of the bill, while the rest has to be paid in cash.
Some restaurants and supermarkets across the country have also started to deny all types of non-cash payments.
With the Russian-Ukrainian war impacting the whole world, Lebanon is among the already-struggling countries that are being further shaken in their basics as a consequence.