Lebanon

Capital Beirut

Population 5,988,000

Area 10,452 km2

Key facts

Lebanon is a country located in Western Asia. There are 2 countries (Israel, Syria) that Lebanon shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Arabic and French. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Arabic.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Lebanon was ranked 34th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Lebanon is Lebanese pound (LBP). The pound (ل.ل) is subdivided into 100 piastre.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1472.52 LBP and 1 USD is worth 1518 LBP.

Lebanese
Banknotes

1000ل.ل5000ل.ل10000ل.ل20000ل.ل50000ل.ل100000ل.ل

Lebanese
Coins

250ل.ل500ل.ل500ل.ل100ل.ل

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Lebanon is 19.73 Mbps and mobile is 35.87 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Lebanon has less ATMs.36.64 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Lebanon, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 5 socket types used in Lebanon. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type A 220 V, 50 Hz  Type B 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Lebanon?

There are no Mariott hotels in Lebanon.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Lebanon.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Lebanon.

There are no Best Western hotels in Lebanon.

There are Radisson hotels in Beirut.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Lebanon.

What fast food chains are present in Lebanon?

Kibbeh are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Lebanon. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Lebanon below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Lebanon.

The KFC chain operates in Lebanon.

The Burger King chain operates in Lebanon.

The Subway chain does not operate in Lebanon.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Lebanon.

The Starbucks chain operates in Lebanon.

Weather

Today the sun in Beirut, rises at 6:29 AM and sets at 6:26 PM. The climate of Beirut may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29Partly cloudlyLow: 23.6°C (74.48°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)
FridaySep 30Partly cloudlyLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)
SaturdayOct 1Partly cloudlyLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 24°C (75.2°F)High: 28.3°C (82.94°F)
MondayOct 3Partly cloudlyLow: 23.4°C (74.12°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
TuesdayOct 4FogLow: 23.5°C (74.3°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)

Weather data for Beirut (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Beirut. Bolt is available only in one city: Beirut.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Lebanon.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.9, Lebanon is placed 91st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Lebanon traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  383.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2015.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 16.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Lebanon

999 Police
175 Ambulance
175 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Lebanon?

Currently, citizens of 104 countries can enter Lebanon without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Lebanon.

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