Updated COVID-19 Travel Procedures as of July 16, 2021
On March 31, 2021, an official directive from the Ministry of Public Health was issued stating that fully-vaccinated passengers (i.e., two weeks or more have elapsed since the full dose) traveling to Lebanon are now exempt from the PCR testing requirements prior to their departure. The current guidance is as follows:
- All travelers, with the exception of those who are fully vaccinated and children under the age of 12, are required to take a PCR test in a lab certified by their countries’ local authorities and to present that test at their airline check-in counters. There should be no more than 96 hours from the time that you receive your TEST RESULT to the time of your ARRIVAL in Lebanon.
- All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, with the exception of children under the age of 12, UNIFIL, and members of diplomatic delegations acting in Lebanon, must perform a PCR test upon their arrival in Beirut. All airlines shall collect $50 USD for every passenger who wishes to travel to Lebanon, which is the cost of the PCR test and other medical diagnostic measures that every passenger shall undergo upon arrival in Beirut.
- All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 3 days at their place of residence or at a hotel of their choice.
- Before departure, passengers must complete the registration form for traveler quarantine follow up. This will generate an approval e-mail or SMS which must be presented upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
- Passengers must install the “CovidLebTrack” mobile app.
- Passengers who traveled out of Lebanon and will return within one week are exempt from the PCR test requirement in their countries of departure; however, they must still undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Beirut and must also undergo home quarantine until they are informed of their test result.
We recommend that you double check with your airlines, as they may have their own internal policies.