Examination of travelers' luggage is carried out rapidly and courteously. All ordinary personal effects are exempt from customs duty.
Shops and businesses are typically open Monday through Saturday, 9:00-18:00;Banking hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30-12:30. Working hours for government offices and post offices are typically 8:00-14:00 from Monday to Thursday. Friday: 8:00-11:00 - Saturday: 8:00-13:00
The country code for Lebanon is (961). This is followed by the local area code and the telephone number. If you are dialing Lebanon from outside the country, omit the (0) in the area code.
There are Internet cafés available throughout Lebanon, and many larger hotels now offer high-speed and wireless Internet access for free or for a small fee.
Electric current is 220 volts, 50 cycles. A two-pin plug, with round pins is commonly used (Type C, similar to many European countries), but other types of plugs are also in use so it is best to check before you go.
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what should I do in case of emergency?
Here are some useful numbers for emergency cases:
- Tourist Police: 1735
- Lebanese Red Cross: 140
- Civil Defense: 125
- General Security: 1717
- Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport: 150
what is the weather like in Lebanon?
Lebanon enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with an average of 300 sunny days a year. July and august are often hot and humid, with temperatures around 30° Celsius. It almost never rains between June and September. Winters are generally cool with heavy rain on the coast and snow in mountains.
what is the currency in Lebanon?
The currency in Lebanon is Lebanese Lira, but U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere, and Euros are accepted mainly in touristic places.
Where can I find the embassy or consulate of my country in Lebanon?
what are the national public holidays in Lebanon?
Holidays with fixed dates:
- New year’s Day January 1
- Christmas (Armenian Orthodox) January 6
- St. Maron’s Day February 9
- Annunciation 25 March
- Labor Day May 1
- Assumption Day August 15
- Independence Day November 22
- Christmas December 25
Religious Holidays with moveable dates:
- Catholic Good Friday
- Orthodox Good Friday
- Catholic Easter
- Orthodox Easter
- Al Sini Al Hegira
- Al Mawled Al Nabawi