Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (December14. 2021)

Location: Lebanon, countrywide

Event: New COVID entry requirements for Lebanon go into effect December 15.  All arrivals must register on the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) PASS platform and show their enrollment before being permitted to board a flight bound for Lebanon. Travelers will need to upload their vaccination records to the site. Unvaccinated travelers are required to upload their recent PCR test results.

The Government of Lebanon now requires testing upon arrival, even for fully vaccinated passengers. In addition, non-vaccinated travelers must provide a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure before boarding their flight to Lebanon. Vaccinated travelers are not required to do so. All travelers regardless of vaccination status will be required to submit to a PCR test upon arrival at the airport and are required to remain home until they receive the results via text message or email, which usually arrive within 24 hours (see below for details).

Effective January 10, a $30.00 payment by credit card via the MoPH PASS platform for administrative costs and the on-arrival PCR is required. When these requirements are implemented (on December 15 and January 10, respectively), passengers who do not comply will be denied boarding.

U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine upon arrival. However, travelers are required to refrain from going out in public until their PCR results come back (usually within 24 hours). If a traveler receives a positive result on their PCR test, they are required to contact the Ministry of Health at phone number 1787 and follow the Ministry’s guidance.

Actions to Take:

  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • The latest information on local conditions can be found at the Lebanese Ministry of Health’s website.
  • Consult the CDC websitefor the most up-to-date information.
  • For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.govfor country-specific information related to COVID-19.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine or testing requirements for countries you are transiting through.
  • Visit the U.S. Embassy Lebanon webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Lebanon.

 

Assistance:

 U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon
+961-4-542600 or +961-4-543600
BeirutACS@state.gov
https://lb.usembassy.gov/

 

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon: