Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Lebanon

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Visa restrictions
Due to tensions in the Arab-Israeli conflict, residents of Israel and visitors with any proof of visiting Israel will be denied entrance: Israeli entry stamps, departure stamps from Jordanian or Egyptian land borders to Israel, any goods with Hebrew labeling, and so on.

Turkish citizens are granted a free three-month visa, which may only be renewed if one month has passed since their arrival.

Citizens of Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Djibouti, Mauritania, the Comoros, Nigeria, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast are eligible for a free one-month tourist visa if they have a round-trip ticket, a hotel reservation, and USD2,000 (The cash conditions can be exempted if you get the visa from the Lebanese embassy beforehand).

Thailand (and a few more countries not mentioned elsewhere in this section) citizens are unable to get a visa at the airport or at a Lebanese embassy. Instead, a visa must be obtained via the General Security head office in Beirut by a Lebanese sponsor in Lebanon. This is a lengthy procedure that may take months to complete, so get started as soon as possible. The visas are only valid for one month, however they may be renewed to three months through General Security once in Lebanon.

For citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Jordan, three-month visas are free. Other nationalities may pay LBP25,000 (USD17) for a 15-day visa or LBP50,000 for a three-month visa (USD35). These visas are single-entry; multiple-entry visas are also available for citizens of several countries (USD75 valid for six months). Free 48-hour transit visas (valid for three calendar days) are still available, but only if you arrive by land and depart by air or vice versa.

For certain nations, visas may be acquired at Lebanese embassies and consulates abroad, or upon arrival at Beirut airport and other ports of entry.

Citizens of these nations who come for tourism are given a free one-month valid visa that may be renewed for up to three months: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados,Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, USA, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.