Lebanon Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Lebanon Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Lebanon, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

An authentic crossroads of Eastern and Western influences, Lebanon is a dream destination. Beaches, snowy peaks, waterfalls, pine forests, ski resorts, luscious valleys, rivers, deserts and fertile plains culminate to form stunning landscapes. A trip to Lebanon equates to outdoor activities such as hiking, diving, climbing, skiing, surfing and kayaking. You will also be able to trace the footsteps of ancient civilizations in the form of archaeological sites, Islamic architecture and Roman remains. These can also be enjoyed during a visit to ancient cities such as Beirut, Byblos or Tripoli.

Make sure you know about Lebanon’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Lebanon’s stunning landscape CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=970657

Recommended travel vaccinations for Lebanon

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Lebanon

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Lebanon

BEYROUTH WEATHER

Medical Care in Lebanon

Good quality health care is easily accessible in Lebanon, particularly in Beirut and the surrounding area. The city is home to many well-equipped medical institutions such as the Executive Health and Travel Center at the American University Medical Center. Be aware that fees are expensive, especially in the event of hospitalization. A deposit is required from patients.

Although there are plenty of pharmacies in the center, be aware that counterfeit drugs are sometimes offered. It is best to take precautions and carry a medical kit or to use a more reliable pharmacy such as the Millennium pharmacy located at Antelia-Dbayeh Road.

In order to call for an ambulance, dial 140.

Is Lebanon Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism High risk
Demonstrations Risk of violence; Frequently occur in Beirut
Road safety Caution required; Fatal road accidents are frequent; Driving can be hazardous
Public transportation Avoid public transportation
Kidnapping Risk present near the border of Syria or in the Bekaa Valley
Southern suburbs of Beirut AVOID ALL TRAVEL
North Lebanon AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Border region with Syria AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Northern Bekaa Valley AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Palestinian refugee camps AVOID ALL TRAVEL
South of the Litani river AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Landmines Risk present
Health Polio warning
Risk level High degree of caution needed
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Lebanon?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Lebanon. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Lebanon information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Lebanon
Street Address:
First Floor, Coolrite Building,
43 Jal El Dib Highway (seaside), Beirut, Lebanon

Tel.: 961 (4) 726-700
Fax: 961 (4) 726-702

Email: berut-cs@international.gc.ca

Click here to access the embassy’s website