A vaccine certificate or appropriate testing is now required before entering touristic institutions in Lebanon, the Lebanese Tourism Ministry announced on Friday.
The new decision stipulates that hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, resorts, and all other institutions that fall under the Tourism Ministry’s jurisdiction, must operate in COVID-19-free environments.
To achieve this, customers over 16 years of age are now required to hold a vaccine certificate before being allowed entry into any of these institutions.
If applicable, customers may alternatively present an IgG antibody test result proving that they’ve previously been infected with COVID-19, provided that the document includes a QR code.
Otherwise, they may undergo rapid antigen testing and enter if their test result comes out negative.
Additionally, the Tourism Ministry announced that all employees in the tourism sector must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a negative PCR test result every 72 hours, “within a period of two weeks from the date of this circular (30/07/2021).”
It also reiterated the necessity of wearing a face mask in all public spaces and abiding by the preventive procedures that have been previously declared.
The ministry said the move comes in line with the decision issued by the Coronavirus Follow-Up Committee on July 28.
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