Lebanon Entry Requirements

Lebanon Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when applying for the visa and at least 1 month when leaving Lebanon.

Visa information

A visa for Lebanon is required for nationals of the countries listed in the table above. Visa on Arrival: Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above, among others, can obtain the Visa on Arrival for a tourist stay of 30 days (unless otherwise specified) at Beirut International Airport (requires confirmed return tickets and an address in Lebanon ): a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries (this only applies to female citizens of these countries under certain conditions; however, obtaining a visa beforehand is strongly recommended for all citizens of these countries).

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Germany and Austria visa (without prior authorization from the security authorities): €77 (single entry, for a stay of up to 3 months), €110 (double entry, for a stay of up to 3 months), €154 (repeated entry, for a stay of up to 3 months). Entry, for a stay of up to 3 months). Switzerland Visa: 88 CHF (single entry, for a stay of up to 3 months), 125 CHF (double entry, for a stay of up to 3 months), 175 CHF (multiple entry, for a stay of up to 3 months). Fees upon entry for EU citizens and Swiss visa: free (single entry, for a stay of up to 1 month), transit visa: free (up to 48 hours), 25,000 LL (approx. €12) (48 hours to 15 days). Turkey Fees upon entry Visa: Free (single entry, for a stay of up to 3 months). Fees are subject to constant change. The current schedule of fees is available at www.general-security.gov.lb.

Visa types and costs

Tourist visa (individual and group visa), business visa, transit visa.


Maximum 6 months (varies depending on nationality). Transit visa: up to 48 hours or 48 hours to 15 days.


Otherwise, transit travelers who require a visa, who fly on with the next connection, have valid documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area, do not need a transit visa (staying overnight is not permitted). In person or by post to the consular section of the embassy (see contact addresses).

Application required

(a) 1 application form (b) 1 recent color passport photo (3.5 cm × 4.5 cm). (c) Passport valid for at least six months and color photocopies of the first three pages. (d) Fee (by bank transfer or by deposit into account). (e) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (f) certified copy of passport (g) international health insurance tourist visa additionally: (h) address of host or hotel in Lebanon (except when booking a package tour); (i) hotel reservation; (j) flight ticket; (k) a bank statement, credit card, proof of employment, proof of income. Business visa additionally: (h) Invitation from the Lebanese company to the issuing embassy and letter of dispatch from your own company with all travel details. Children traveling alone or with only one legal guardian as well as foreign residents require additional documents, which can be requested from the embassy in individual cases. A stamped, registered return envelope should be enclosed with the application.

Temporary Residence

The necessary formalities are processed in Lebanon.

Processing time

Varies depending on nationality, EU countries and Switzerland: approx. 11 days in Berlin.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Minors traveling alone require a certified travel permit from their parents/guardians who are not traveling with them. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry restrictions

Persons with an Israeli passport or with Israeli visas in the passport, or passports issued by the Palestinian Authority will be refused entry.

Lebanon Entry Requirements