All visitors to Lebanon are required to hold a passport with a minimum of 6 months validity and a visa. Tourist visas of 1 month are given free of charge and can be renewed for up to 3 months.
Visa on Arrival
This facility is available at the Beirut International Airport and other ports of entry to Lebanon to nationals of the Commonwealth, the European Community, Russia, Japan and the American Continent.
Arab nationals of non GCC countries (Algeria, Comers Island, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Yemen) must carry the following documentation to be eligible for the visa on arrival:
- A non refundable round trip ticket
- Hotel reservations or a residential address at which they will be staying
- Cash or cheque (from a recognized bank) of USD 2000
Nationals of Thailand, Czech Republic and Romania are advised to contact the Lebanese Embassy in their country for details on how to obtain a visa.
Note: Even if you are eligible for visa on arrival, it is prudent to check on requirements with the local Lebanese embassy in your home country before you depart.
Exceptions to the visa policy
Visa not required
If you are a national of the U.A.E., Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia or Jordan and are visiting Lebanon for less than 3 months, you do not require a visa. You will, however, still need a passport with a 6-month validity.
The Government denies entry to Israeli passport holders, Israeli visa holders (valid or expired visas), and those holding passports with entry stamps to Israel.