Lebanon

Entry regulations

Lebanon

Find all entry regulations for flights to Lebanon in the following table*.

Prior to Travel

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

Visas can be applied for at the diplomatic mission abroad.

There are no known restrictions

Upon arrival at Beirut airport, a visa for up to one month can be applied for.

Extensions must be applied for at the "General Security". Without a valid residence permit, there is a risk of fines and imprisonment.

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

For security reasons, travel to the following areas is warned against:

- to the districts of Hermel and Baalbek north of the city of Baalbek, as well as

- the villages of Britel, Hortalaa, El Nabi Chit and their immediate surroundings, and

- to areas near the borders with Syria and Israel,

- to Palestinian refugee camps or to the southern suburbs of Beirut, especially to the "Dahiye".

The "Dahiye" and southern suburbs of Beirut include the areas south of Camille Chamoun Stadium and Adnan Al Hakim Street up to the level of the airport, and from the coast to Camile Chamoun Street / Old Saida Street, including the areas of Bir Hassan, Chiyah, Ghobeiry, Haret Hreik, Borj El Brajneh, Mar Elias, Er Rouais and Laylaki, excluding the airport road [51] and the areas between the golf club and the airport.

Travel to the following areas is strongly advised against:

- to the districts of Akkar, Rachaya, Hasbaya and Marjaayoun,

- the remaining areas in the Baalbek district,

- the city of Tripoli, and

- areas south of the Litani River, with the exception of the city of Tyros.

Entry into Lebanon by sea via the port of Tripoli or by land via Syria is strongly advised against. Individual travellers should only use Beirut airport for entry and exit.

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

The international Rafiq Hariri airport is open again, but with a limited capacity (20 percent) and possible short-term changes in flight connections. The land borders in Al-Masna and Aboudieh are open to foreigners every Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

Transit is permitted.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Quarantine is not currently required.

There are no known restrictions

No notes available.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

There are no known restrictions

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

On Site

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

"House rules" may apply at private venues and establishments, including requiring proof of vaccination.

Current value: 25. Previous week: 29

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

There are currently no COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country.

However, measures may be reintroduced at short notice and may vary slightly from region to region.

There are no known restrictions

The mask requirement and capacity restrictions have been lifted.

All legal restrictions lifted. However, stores can individually set a mask requirement and other measures.

All legal restrictions are lifted. However, catering establishments can individually order a mask requirement and other measures.

Hotels are open.

Public events may take place without restrictions.

Sports, cultural and recreational facilities are allowed to open without restrictions. They may set individual restrictions.

All capacity restrictions have been lifted.

The international Rafiq Hariri Airport is open, but operations will initially be limited to a maximum of 2000 passengers per day. Flight connections may change at short notice, there are however a limited number of flights from and into Lebanon. All passengers must have their tickets with them on arrival/departure to and from the airport.

If COVID-19 is suspected, the hotline of the Lebanese Ministry of Health (+961 1 5494459) should be called. An overview of test centres is published by the Lebanese Ministry of Health.

Should travellers test positive, they are expected to quarantine in their own accommodation.

Should there be need of hospitalization due to COVID-19, travellers can find help under +961 0 1832 700 all around the clock.

Departure

There are no known restrictions

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.