Planning a trip to Lebanon? But before you pack your bags, but one question might haunt your mind: Do I need a visa? That’s where Nawafir Tours steps in, your trusted agency to unlocking the wonders of Lebanon, visa and all!
Citizens of the below listed countries can obtain an entry visa to Lebanon upon arrival at Beirut – Rafic Hariri Int’l Airport or any other designated land border entry points with Syria. The cost-free visa on arrival allows for a stay of up to 30 days and can be extended for an additional 90 days.
Antigua & Barbuda
People’s Republic of China
Hong Kong (SAR) China
Saint Kitts & Nevis
It is crucial to emphasize that the Lebanese authorities have strict regulations regarding previous travel to Israel and self-ruled territories. If, while obtaining your visa on arrival, border officials discover any indications in your passport that raise suspicions of prior visits to Israel, your entry into Lebanon will be unequivocally refused.
These restrictions apply not only to passports containing visas or entry/exit stamps to Israel and self-ruled territories, but also to entry stamps from specific border crossings with Israel from neighbouring countries such as Jordan or Egypt that you may have recently travelled through. As a result, if such stamps are present, Syrian immigration officials will deny entry immediately.
The Lebanese government strictly enforces these restrictions, and in order to ensure a smooth entry into Lebanon, travelers must be mindful of their travel history. This entails understanding the significance of their passport stamps and planning their itineraries in the region accordingly. The objective is to avoid any complications that may arise from any perceived association with Israel during your entry process.
Additionally, entry/exit stamps from the below border crossings should be avoided to avoid being refused entry to Lebanon.
Jordan Border Crossings:
- Wadi Araba Crossing/South Border
- Allenby/King Hussein Bridge
- Sheikh Hussein Crossing/Northern Border
Egypt Border Crossings:
You can learn more about tourist entry visa to Syria: Visa Guide to Syria in 2024
You can learn more about tourist entry visa to Jordan