Lebanon destination information

All you need to know before visiting Lebanon

Lebanon summary

Lebanon is a small country with around 6M Lebanese. Official language is Arabic. Lebanon uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Lebanon is Lebanese Pound (LBP).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 179
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 205

ATMs in Lebanon are Common. Internet speed in Lebanon is on average 1.8 Mbps. In Lebanon you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Beirut
🗣️ Arabic French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M ☀️ ~16 °C 🌧 ~51 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 10k km2 (4k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Lebanon uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic
  • French


Currency 💱

1000 LBP = 0.66 USD

Lebanon uses the Lebanese pound (symbol: ?.?), code LBP.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000 and 1000 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 500 and 250 pounds.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Lebanon. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Lebanon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Lebanon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Lebanon, dial +, then 961 (the country code for Lebanon), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Lebanon, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

international: + 961 1 1234567
calling local: 01 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Lebanon is on average 1.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Lebanon is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 31,600.80 LBP, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Alfa or Touch.


Rules 🚗

In Lebanon you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Lebanese embassies

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