***Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- Lebanon has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. At present, businesses and public institutions in Lebanon are operating under regular business hours and no restrictions on capacity. There are no limits on attendance for religious services. There is no current government mandate for mask wearing but individual private and commercial establishments may have their own requirements. Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport remains open. All air travelers over age 12 arriving in Beirut are required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
- Travelers who have been outside Lebanon for more than one week (or who are arriving for the first time) must show a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours of arrival to be allowed to enter the country.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes.
- All travelers to Lebanon are required to present upon check-in for their flight as well as on arrival a negative PCR test from within 96 hours of arrival that includes a QR code. Exceptions include travelers under the age of 12, those who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (or one dose of a single dose vaccine) more than 14 days prior to arrival, and travelers who have documented proof of testing positive for COVID-19 and fully recovered within 90 days before their departure to Lebanon. NOTE: PCR test results issued in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, or in the European Union will be accepted without a QR code.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- COVID tests will be given to all arriving travelers at a cost of USD 50 per test, to be collected by the airline upon ticketing or paid by the traveler if not included in the ticket, unless the traveler qualifies for an exception listed above.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Rafic Hariri International Airport is operating at 70 percent capacity.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Public transportation is operating at limited capacity. Masks are required at all times outdoors and in public spaces.
Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)
- On January 7, 2021, Lebanese authorities announced that violators of lockdown restrictions face penalties of up to 3 months in prison and/or a fine from 100,000 to 600,000 lire.