Attention all travelers going to Lebanon from the US:

Pursuant to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation circular no. 52/2, effective Sept. 23, 2020 and superseding all previous circulars on this matter:

1 – All passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before their arrival to Lebanon, with the exception of children below the age of 12, UNIFIL members, and foreign diplomats accredited to Lebanon. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. Bear in mind that many major pharmacy chains do not print the date of the test result on the test, which may create complications with the airlines. Be sure to check with your testing facility to ensure that a test result date will be printed on your test in order to avoid any problems boarding.

2 – Upon arrival, passengers from the US will have the choice between: a) Doing another COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their arrival or b) Self-quarantining at their place of residence or hotel for 10 days from their date of arrival to Lebanon.

3 – A health declaration form must be completed online at

4 – Passengers who left Lebanon and returned within 7 days are not required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test abroad before boarding for their return flight. They will, however, be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport or within 72 hours of their date of arrival at their own expense.

5 – For inquiries not covered under this announcement, please be sure to contact your airline for any airline-specific guidance that they may have.

Additionally, passengers transiting through Beirut to Syria must have a pre-approval from the Syrian Authorities.
– This does not apply to nationals of Syria.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees (Document de Voyage pour les Refugies Palestiniens) issued by Syria.

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