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About Lebanon


Any person entering Lebanon must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond the estimated duration of stay in Lebanon.
Tourist and business visas can be obtained on arrival at Beirut Airport and at other ports of entry on the Lebanese border. This rule applies to nationals of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

Refugees must hold travel documents according to the London Convention of 1946 and the Geneva Convention of 1951, issued by any country other than Israel.
Residents of Gaza holding a Laissez-Passer issued by Egyptian authorities unless the holder has obtained a visa from a Lebanese representative abroad.

Single and multiple entry visas can be obtained from any Lebanese consulate or embassy. As visa regulations are subject to change, visitors should check with their nearest Lebanese embassy or consulate prior to making travel arrangements.


The government of Lebanon refuses entry and transit to holders of Israeli passports, and also to holders of passports containing a visa for Israel, (valid, expired, used or unused). They may only transit Lebanon on the same aircraft within 24 hours and without leaving the airport. Exceptions are members of travel groups (organized by travel agents and comprising more than three persons) who are holding a passport with a visa for Israel.
Entry is also refused to:
Nationals of India need a return or onward ticket, if their profession gives rise to the suspicion that they may look for employment in Lebanon (e.g. manual labourers).

Visa Exemption

No Visa is required for the following:
-Nationals of Lebanon;
-Nationals of Syria;
-Palestinians holding valid Lebanese Laissez-Passer;
-Children under 15 years of age provided that they are accompanied by their parents who are residents of Lebanon holding an entry visa or are of Lebanese descent;
-Holders of Diplomatic Passports, provided they are accredited to Lebanon;
-Persons of Lebanese descent provided they are holding a Lebanese identity card or expired Lebanese passport;
-United Nations Staff, being Diplomat, holding Diplomatic Cards, issued by the Lebanese Ministry of foreign affairs;
-Alien Residents in possession of a valid resident permit card;
-Members of the Deterrent, Emergency, U.N. Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and U.N Security Forces; holding Military identity cards.

Visa Prices

Visitor visas are generally issued for a period between 2 weeks and 3 months and are renewable on request when in the country. Transit visas are valid for between 24 hours and 2 weeks. The cost is as follows:
15 days LL15,000 $10
1-3 months (one entry) LL50,000 $33
1-3 months (multiple entry) LL100,000 $66

Departure Tax

There is a US$15 departure tax for visitors leaving the country by boat, or economy class air ticket. First class airline passengers must pay US$30.


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