About Lebanon
General Info: 

 Lebanon is located on the Mediterranean Sea, on a surface of 10,400 square kilometers. It is renowned for its diverse altitudes and is divided into four regions, the coastal planes, eastern range of Mount Lebanon, the Bekaa valley and the western range of Mount Lebanon.

Weather: 

 Lebanon’s weather is moderate in the summer and cold in winter. – with temperatures reaching  29 degrees in June and down to 13 degrees in January.

The Capital: 

 Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and is one of the oldest cities in the world. In recent years, archeological excavations have uncovered a wide varaiety of artifacts providing insight into earlier civilizatiion. Beirut was the location of the first Arab University in the eighteenth century namely (the Angelic Syrian Faculty). Given the large number of its universities relative to the number of residents, Beirut is considered a capital for knowledge and scholars.

Entry Visa: 

The entry into Lebanese territories requires a traveler visa to Lebanon provided the passport is effective for at least 6 months. It is possible to get the visas upon arrival to the International Airport of Beirut or from any border passage. The citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates) can obtain a 3-month tourist visa for free. As to the citizens of the following countries, they are allowed to acquire 3-month multiple entry visas: Argentine, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Venezuela, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. For more information on entry visa, please contact the Lebanese embassy or the consulate or visit the website related to the General Administration for General Security at

www.general-security.gov.lb

Language: 

 Travelers to Lebanon do not have any problem communicating with the Lebanese people. In fact, the official language is Arabic and English and French are widely spoken.

Currency: 

 The Lebanese currency is the Lira but both the lira and the dollar are used in Lebanon. In addition, a wide range of credit cards are accepted in most hostels and department stores including American Express, Master Card, Diners Club and Visa. ATM machines are also widely distributed throughout Beirut and large cities.