Travel to Lebanon

Lebanon Destination

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. 


Currency: Lebanese pound can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Lebanon, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it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.

Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is not safe to drink and its recommended to only drink bottled water.

Visa: You can get a tourist visa on arrival in Lebanon. Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice. Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Lebanon for the latest details

Popular foods:
Tabbouleh (Lebanese salad, made using parsley, mint, bulgur, tomatoes, and onions, with a drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil).
Fattoush (salad of lettuce, mint, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, and fried pita bread).
Muhammara (roasted red pepper dip).
Kaak (bread purse made out of flatbread).

When to go: Although you may visit Lebanon year-round, the best times to go are in the spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November). Although you can visit Lebanon at any time of year, it’s recommended to avoid the summer months if you have trouble with the heat.

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