Lebanon is an Asian country bordered by Syria and Israel. The capital city, Beirut, was once called the Paris of the Middle East. Both city and country have been in the news a lot for protests and violence, but it’s overall a fairly safe place to visit. There is so much history here, as some of the oldest human settlements in the world were here. The country has mountains and beaches, and a pretty lively nightlife scene in Beirut.
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Currency: Lebanese pound can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Lebanon, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: There are a number of plugs used in Lebanon, I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official language of Lebanon is Arabic.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Lebanon for travellers, however it is recommended to stay away from camels and any produce that comes from camels. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is not safe to drink and its recommended to only drink bottled water.
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