Insurance Lebanon

Whether you’ve decided to move to Lebanon for professional or personal reasons, for an internship or a vacation, make sure you take out travel insurance or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. This will help you avoid unexpected financial, health and legal risks. When choosing international insurance, pay particular attention to coverage for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.


Political system: Parliamentary republic
Capital: Beirut
Surface area: 10,452 km²
Population: 6,082 million
Languages spoken : Arabic, French, English, Armenian
Currency: Lebanese pound

Visas Lebanon

If you are a French national, you need a visa to enter Lebanon. Be careful! No Israeli visa or stamp is required in your passport. Failure to do so will result in your visa application being rejected by the Lebanese authorities.

You can also obtain a visa on arrival at the visa counter at Beirut International Airport or other ports of arrival. Payment is in dollars ($) or Lebanese pounds (LL). As a guide, a 15-day visa costs $17 (25,000LL), while a three-month, one-time visa costs $35 (50,000LL).

French Embassy in Beirut
Rue de Damas
Tel: 961 42 00 00
Fax: 961 42 00 13

Embassy of Lebanon in Paris
3, villa Copernic – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Lebanon


  • Compulsory vaccinations and certificates: Only a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers coming from an endemic zone, and is strongly recommended for all travelers. An HIV-negative certificate is required to obtain a residence permit. Tests performed in Europe are accepted.
  • Recommended vaccinations and certificates: be up to date on the vaccination calendar for typhoid, rabies, DTP, viral hepatitis A and B, measles for children.
  • Local diseases: risks linked to insects and animals include arbovirosis, rabies, hydatidosis, borreliosis and envenomation. Then there are the usual illnesses that can be caught after ingesting pollutants or germs from poorly washed food or contaminated drinks: tetanus, giardiasis, salmonellosis or amoebiasis.


The risk of terrorist attacks remains high. Terrorists use car bombs, suicide bombings and rocket attacks. Kidnapping and kidnapping can occur. Travel to the north, east and south of the country is formally advised against by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You should keep up to date with the situation in the country at all times on the website of the French Embassy in Beirut or on France Diplomatie.

Health insurance in Lebanon

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Lebanon? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In addition, health insurance is compulsory in Lebanon in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types oftravel insurance,international student insurance andexpatriate insurance.

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