Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: Lebanon


Status Summary

  1. Can I and my crew get to my boat and back?
    While some flights do go to the Lebanon, the UK FCO advises against travel there. Unless possessing deep local knowledge and good contacts It would be unwise to contemplate going there at present. Entry formalities for Covid19 do exist, see the UK FCO Advice. In particular, a test for Covid19 must be carried out 96 hours before departure to Lebanon, and insurance covering the full cost of eventual treatment must be obtained. Arrival back in the UK having been in Lebanon would require one to quarantine for 14 days.

  2. Restrictions sailing in-country and cross-border
    Civil society in Lebanon is breaking down with widespread demonstrations, often accompanied by factional militia. The economy has all but collapsed and many banks are shut. Cruising would be risky in such circumstances.

  3. Social restrictions and requirements (and any special points)
    Recently there has been a very large explosion in the port area of capital Beirut, with many killed and injured. Hospitals, already overloaded with Covid19 cases, are now inundated with some thousands of casualties, and tens of thousands more have lost homes in the blast. In addition, the FCO advises against travel to many other parts of Lebanon, especially near the border with Syria.

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Reviewed: 04/08/20

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