Whether you have decided to go to Lebanon for professional or personal reasons, internship or holidays, consider taking out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid the financial, health and legal risks that would occur unexpectedly. In your choice of international insurance, pay attention to repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.
Political regime: Parliamentary Republic
Area: 10,452 sq km
Population: 6.082 million
Languages spoken: Arabic, French, English, Armenian
Currency: Lebanese Pound
If you are a French national, you need a visa to enter Lebanon. Caution! No Visa or Stamp from Israel must be on your passport. Failing that, your visa application will be rejected by the Lebanese authorities.
You can also get a visa upon arrival at the visa counter at Beirut International Airport or other ports of arrival. Payment is made in dollars ($) or Lebanese Pounds (LP). For example, the price of a 15-day visa is $17 (25,000LL) and the price of a three-month visa allowing entry once is $35 (50000LL).
French Embassy in Beirut
Tel: 961 42 00 00
Fax: 961 42 00 13
Lebanese Embassy in Paris
3, Villa Copernicus – 75116 Paris
Vaccines and Safety in Lebanon
- Compulsory vaccines and certificates: Only the Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is required for travelers from an endemic area and is highly recommended for all travelers. The HIV-negative certificate is required to obtain a residence permit. Tests performed in Europe are accepted.
- Recommended Vaccines and Certificates: Up-to-date on the vaccine schedule for typhoid, rabies, DTP, viral hepatitis A and B, measles for children
- Local diseases: The risks associated with insects and animals include: arbovirose, rabies, hydatidosis, borreliosis or envenomation. Then there are the usual diseases that can be caught after ingesting pollutants or germs from poorly washed foods or contaminated beverages: tetanus, giardiasis, salmonellosis or amoebiasis.
The risk of terrorist attacks remains high. Terrorists use car bombs, suicide bombings and rocket fire. Kidnappings and sequestrations can occur. Travel to the North, East and South of the country is formally discouraged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You must remain informed of the situation of the country at all times on the website of the French Embassy in Beirut or on France Diplomacy.
Health insurance in Lebanon
Why take international health insurance when traveling or living in Lebanon? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Lebanon in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.