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Procedures and practical informations

Time and deadlines
The attention of travelers is drawn to the fact that their presence is required at the airport two hours before the scheduled departure time. Most companies close their check-in counters 60 minutes before departure time. Once registered, it is also advisable to immediately go to the boarding lounge for police formalities that can be long if several departures are planned.
Arriving passengers must count an average of 30 to 40 minutes to complete the formalities of police and customs and to retrieve their luggage.
Entering the country and visas
Entering the Lebanese territory by the international airport of Beirut requires for travelers other than Lebanese citizens a passport valid more than 6 months after passing the police station. In addition, nationals of certain countries must obtain a visa on arrival or in the nearest consular representation.
WARNING: bi-national passengers who can not prove their Lebanese nationality (passport or ID card) are also subject to visa requirements.

See the page about visas and immigration

Pets
Pets accompanied by a recent health certificate will be allowed. Rabies vaccination must be at least 1 month and max. 1 year prior to arrival.
Baggage
Airlines are particularly demanding on the allowed weight of luggage. To avoid problems at check-in counters, it is expressly required for travelers to check before their arrival at the airport if their baggage do not exceed the permitted allowance. In this case, expensive and non-negotiable luggage fees may be asked. In addition, it is recalled that the luggage must be strong enough to be handled and transported. Plastic bags are prohibited because they tear easily.
Health requirements
No vaccination is required to enter the Lebanese territory. Passengers on arrival, however, pass through an infrared scanner to detect their body temperature. An examination may be imposed on travelers with fever.
Pregnant women are reminded that airlines each have a specific policy on the duration of pregnancy not to exceed to be allowed to travel. From the 7th month of pregnancy, flying may be prohibited or a medical certificate may be required. Please check with your airline to avoid being denied boarding.
Drugs and illegal or regulated products
Some products can not cross borders on arrival or departure without special authorization. This is the case of animal remains, live animals and certain items of historical heritage of Lebanon. Thank you to contact the Veterinary Services or the Ministry of Culture if you have any doubt about this type of product. Hazardous products (firearms, explosives, corrosives, pressurized container, etc.) are generally prohibited or regulated. Thank you to contact your airline to find out its policy on the transportation of these products.

See also the customs handbook for passengers

Furthermore, a strict control of drugs is carried out by airport police officers. The canine brigade, through its specially trained dogs to search for drugs in luggage, allows regular drugs seizure.

Customs
A tax office Global Blue is made available to residents abroad to obtain a refund of VAT of products purchased in Lebanon.

See the customs handbook for passengers

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