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Opening of the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut and entry conditions to Lebanon as of July 1, 2020

Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut has resumed the commercial flights starting July 1, 2020, at the 10% of capacity of the same previous period of the last year.

The entry to Lebanon will be allowed based on healthy and security measures as follows:
The passangers will be divided to two groups:

1)  PCR countries
Europe:  all countries except Italy, Sweden, Danmark and Armenia
Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Maroco, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa
Asia: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Iran and Turkey

Passengers travelling to Lebanon from the countries that perform PCR tests shall undergo such a test at a laboratory certified by local authorities at latest 96 hours or D-4 prior to departure of their trip and show the result at check-in before proceeding to immigration.  

Passenger with positive test result will not be allowed to board the plane.

Upon arrival at RHIA another PCR test will be done to all passengers and the cost of the test of 50 USD will be borne by the airline. The result of that test will be advised to passenger within 24 hrs.

-Passengers who travelled out of Lebanon and are returning within one week are exempted from doing PCR tests at their departure station. (example: departure on Friday July 17, return on Friday July 24)
-Connecting passengers are allowed to board a flight from PCR countries without conducting a PCR test before departure
- Children under 12 years are exempted from testing

2) non PCR countries
Passengers arriving from non-PCR countries will undergo a first PCR test upon arrival at RHIA and the cost of the test of 50 USD will be borne by the airline. Starting July 20, 2020, passengers have to stay 24 hours  - till the result of PCR test is known - in a hotel arranged by Ministry of Tourism. During this period, passengers will get instruction when and where to proceed the second test within 72 hours at accredited laboratories as advised by Health authorities on the passenger own cost. 

Entry into Lebanon is permitted in accordance with the rules and regulations applied by the Lebanese General Security prior to the closure of the airport, for: Lebanese, Arab and foreign nationals, diplomats and foreign workers (domestic assistance) accompanied by the sponsor.  Also allowed,  the Palestinian traveler with a "Palestinian refugee travel document" issued by the Lebanese authorities. 

Syrians connecting by surface to Syria are not allowed due to land border closure.

Passengers travelling to Lebanon need to possess an insurance policy that is valid for the duration of their stay in Lebanon, covering all costs of treatment for Coronavirus on Lebanese Territory. Diplomats , members of international organisations and UNIFIL are exempted.

Any passenger who shows symptoms of illness including covid-19, will not be allowed to board the aircraft.

All passengers traveling to Lebanon must fill health declaration form online prior the departure and scan of the negative PCR test has to be attached

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