Lebanon Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import (once per sixs months) for all passengers as of 18 years of age (passengers below 18 years of age are allowed half the specified quantities of all products other than tobacco and alcoholic beverages):
a. 800 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 1,000 grams of tobacco;
b. 2 litres of champagne, cognac, whisky or similar products, or max. 4 litres of other alcoholic beverages;
c. 1 litre of eau de cologne and 100 grams of perfume;
d. medicine (in prescribed dosages for personal use).
e. personal belongings in non-commercial quantities. For nationals and alien residents of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and other passengers arriving from Jordan and Syria: up to LBP 500,000.-.
For all other passengers: up to LBP 2,000.000.-.

Free import for crew and Merchant Seamen:
a. 20 cigarettes in open package(s) - no other tobacco articles;
b. no alcoholic beverages;
c. a reasonable quantity of perfume.

Prohibited:
1. arms, ammunitions, narcotics, immoral publications and recordings.
2. fruits and vegetables in passengers' baggage.

Export regulations::

Free export of an unlimited quantity of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

Prohibited: weapons, ammunitions, narcotics and archeological pieces and currencies.

Pets::

All live animals must be accompanied by a valid health certificate, issued by a veterinarian in the country of origin. This certificate is to be approved and stamped by an appropriate government authority of that country. A Rabies Inoculation Certificate is also required.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Lebanon.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Lebanon, provided the onward flight is on the same calendar day.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Lebanese Pound-LBP) and foreign currencies in any form without restrictions. Gold coins must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Lebanese Pound-LBP) and foreign currencies in any form without restrictions, with the exception of gold coins. However, if a quantity of gold (coins) is declared on arrival, the same quantity may be exported.




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