VISA REGIME
 

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required.
 

Note:

 

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Lebanon.  It is necessary to present a negative PCR- test result, issued no more than 96 hours prior to arrival, and an international health insurance that covers the costs of potential COVID-19 treatment.
The test is not required for children under the age of 12.
Instead of a PCR test, vaccinated persons should present a proof of receiving the second dose of vaccine against  COVID-19 at least 15 days prior to entering Lebanon.
Before taking a trip, it is necessary to register via the following link: https://covid.pcm.gov.lb.   Additional information may be found on the website of the Ministry of Health https://moph.gov.lb/en/MoPHPASS.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Holders of diplomatic and official passports do not need a visa to stay for up to 90 days. Holders of ordinary passports need a visa for the Republic of Lebanon, which can be obtained at border crossings, without special conditions for a period of stay of 30 days. The validity period of the passport for tourist travel must be at least 3 months from the time of entry into the country.

 

 SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

 No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION – In addition to state hospitals, there are a large number of private practices and clinics. The prices of health services are significantly more expensive than in our country, we advise having international health insurance. However, due to the economic crisis, there is a shortage of medicines, medical supplies and treatment aids on the market, so take the therapy you use with you. It is obligatory to consume bottled drinking water, while there are no special restrictions when it comes to food, except that it is necessary to wash fruits and vegetables well with bottled water. Consume heat-treated food, because due to frequent and long power outages, there is an increasing number of cases of food poisoning. 

SECURITY SITUATION – We advise additional precautionary measures to the citizens of the Republic of Serbia who intend to travel to or stay in Lebanon, due to the danger of possible terrorist attacks.  It is recommended to avoid places of mass gatherings, including hotels, restaurants and bars, tourist locations, markets, shopping malls that are mostly visited by tourists. Citizens are not recommended to travel to the northern part of Lebanon, the border areas towards Syria and Israel, and to the areas where Palestinian refugee camps are located. Due to the economic crisis, unannounced protests and roadblocks are held every day. There is currently a large deficit of gasoline in Lebanon, the queues for refueling are long and there are several hours of waiting. Due to the queues, highways and other roads are blocked, so movement is difficult. Avoid discussions at gas stations, as well as proximity to groups that start discussions about the priority of refueling. Our citizens are advised to follow the information in the media and to follow the instructions of local authorities and cooperate with them. 

TRANSPORT - The only international airport in the Republic of Lebanon is Rafik Hariri Airport in Beirut, to which all major world airlines have flights, in addition to the national airline MEA. Besides Beirut, the largest Lebanese ports are Tripoli in the north and Said in the south. The passenger railway network in the region is not developed, transport between cities is mostly done by buses.The main means of public transport are minibuses and taxis.There are no marked stations, but if you raise your hand, the driver of the mini-bus will stop and the driver should be told where You want to get out Taxi drivers generally do not use taximeters, so it is necessary to agree on a price before starting to drive The road network in the region is quite extensive and the roads are generally good, although there are very few highways. it should be borne in mind that the main rule in driving is that there are no rules, and therefore special care should be taken.Driving a vehicle requires an international driver's license. We believe that diesel vehicles are not allowed to enter Lebanon.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS - due to irregular power supply, the problem of internet operation is becoming more frequent, which was slow even before the economic crisis. We recommend purchasing a local SIM card to talk and use the internet.

OTHER - The national currency is the Lebanese lira (LBP). The official exchange rate for the national currency 1 Lebanese lira (LBP) is: 1 USD -1507 LBP, 1 EUR 1812, but due to inflation and daily exchange rate changes, we suggest exchanging foreign exchange at official exchange offices and paying in local currency. We do not recommend using payment cards, as you will be charged at significantly higher prices.

"Bargaining" when shopping (especially in "souks" or street shops) is part of the local culture.
The general rules of decent behaviour and dress should be respected, especially when it comes to women.

 

Contact information

During your stay in Lebanon for consular assistance and protection, you can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beirut via the following contact numbers: 00 961 92 21 256; 00 961 92 21 257 and e-mail addresses: beirut.dkp@gmail.com.