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From strong traditions to stunning landscapes, Lebanon promises visitors a chance to partake in unique experiences.
Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, provides a plethora of possibilities to tourists. There are many museums scattered across the city that offer visitors a glimpse into culture and history. Beirut is also home to many natural landscapes and sights, such as the René Moawad Garden.
Byblos is another area to stop by if one if looking to make the most out of their time in Lebanon. Byblos is also packed with opportunities for entertainment. This includes nearby Mzaar Kfardebian ski resort and a local wax museums. There are also various forts or castles to visit, such as the towering Byblos Castle.
Lebanon is a vacation destination abundant with history, nature and entertainment.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Lebanon. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Lebanon: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Travelers planning to visit Lebanon will need a valid visa and passport to enter the country. While a one month visa can be obtained on arrival, it is best to have your visa ahead of time.
For more information, see our Lebanon visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Lebanon is generally warm and varies slightly by region. With its Mediterranean climate, the country experiences long, hot summers and rainy, cooler winters. January is typically the coldest month in Lebanon, with temperatures ranging from 41 °F (5 °C) to 50 °F (10 °C). August is the hottest month, with temperatures hitting highs of about 64 °F (18 °C) to even 100 °F (38 °C).
Sometimes, it can even reach a sweltering 104 °F (42 °C). Precipitation levels vary, but most rainfall occurs between November and March. Winds in Lebanon can also be strong, causing occasional sandstorms.
Government organizations currently recommend against travel to Lebanon. Terrorist activity and violence have made conditions unsafe for travelers.
Crime within Lebanon is fairly moderate. Violent crimes and sexual assault are not as common, but theft and burglary are. Petty theft is common in crowded areas.
Lebanon has a rich, varied culture, beautiful sights and promises a one-of-a-kind experience. But, some terrorist organizations actively operate within Lebanon. Anti-western sentiments have also spread across the region.
If you still choose to visit Lebanon, you should avoid the more turbulent and tense areas of the country. Avoid the Lebanon-Syria border and the Lebanon-Israel border regions completely. Avoid visiting the Bekaa Valley, as there is a strong terrorist presence there. You should also stay away from refugee camps, as violence can occur in these camps.
Consider these key items when packing for your trip to Lebanon:
All Americans visiting Lebanon should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Lebanon, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Beirut
Awkar – Facing the Municipality, Main Street
Tel: 961-4- 543 600
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