Lebanon has eased travel restrictions for passengers from India.

Starting from today, travellers from India, UK, Brazil, UAE, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia, Liberia, Kenya, Gambia and Sierra Leone can enter Lebanon. They are required to follow strict guidelines that include carrying a negative PCR report not older than 96 hours.

All passengers have to undertake another PCR test upon arrival at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BRHIA). The airlines need to collect US$ 50 from travellers to Lebanon — this is the cost for the PCR test and other medical diagnostic measures that travellers may have to undergo upon arrival. Airlines will pay the collected amounts to the designated agents at BRHIA on a bi-monthly basis.

Travellers from the aforementioned countries also need to pre-book their accommodation at their own expense, at hotels listed by the Lebanese government. Lancaster Tamar Hotel- Beirut; The Mayflower Hotel; Royal Tulip Achrafieh; Alife Apart Hotel- Sodeco; Gefinor Rotana; Raouché Arjaan by Rotana; Riviera Hotel are the hotels listed by the government where passengers must have a booking for three nights/four days.

Buses from the above-mentioned hotels will transfer travellers from the airport to the hotel where they shall quarantine for three nights/four days.

Those who have received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine or a complete dose (which is formed of one dose only), a minimum of two weeks before their departure or passengers who were infected and cured of Covid within 90 days before their departure date, are exempted from PCR test at the country of departure and shall undergo a PCR test upon arrival.

Those who have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine two weeks before their departure; arriving minors (under 18) whether unaccompanied or with their parents; national and foreign diplomats with their families are exempted from hotel quarantine.