Here you will find important tips and useful information for Lebanon.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Lebanese pound LBP
Currency exchange rate
LBP 100 = ~ CHF 0.08 ; CHF 1 = ~ LBP 1’333.33 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
US dollars are accepted as payment by many shops, hotels, restaurants, etc.
English and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 3 months or more after end of stay with visa and return or onward travel ticket for stays up to 3 months.
Tourist visas are issued with arrival at the airport Beirut or at the border crossings (except at the border with Israel).
But it is recommended to procure the visa in advance. Passports with Israeli visa (entry stamp) may cause considerable difficulty or denied entry.
Beirut, Imm. Bourj Al-Ghazal, Avenue Fouad Chéhab, Achrafié
Tel. +961 1 324 129
8.00 - 12.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Terrorist attacks and suicide bombings may occur anywhere in the country.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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