23 July 2020

Collection of Charge for PCR Test for Guests Travelling to Beirut

Last updated Thursday 23 July 2020 at 02:50pm UAE


Guests must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon their arrival in Lebanon. This applies to all guests aged 12 years or older and costs USD 50 per passenger. United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) personnel are exempted from this charge.  

Guests will receive their test results within 24 hours. Until that time, they must remain in their place of residence. Guests who receive a positive PCR test result must follow the directives of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in Lebanon. 

Effective 25thJuly, 2020, the PCR test fee will be collected as an additional P6 tax for new and reissued tickets. Existing tickets must be reissued with USD 50 collected as a P6 tax.


Note: The P6 tax code will come into effect on 25 July. Until then, YR will be used for the collection of the USD 50 charge.


PCR Tests at Departure Stations


Guests departing from PCR countries below are required to have a negative PCR test result from certified labs. Guests who travelled out of Lebanon and will return within one week are exempted from doing PCR tests at their departing station.

  1. Europe: All countries except Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Spain & Armenia
  2. Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa & Republic of Central Africa
  3. Asia: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Oman & Iran

Please note this list of PCR countries is subject to change by local authorities at any time.


Guests arriving from non-PCR countries


With the exception of UNIFIL personnel and children under 12, guests arriving from non-PCR countries must undergo another PCR test at their cost 72 hours after their arrival to Lebanon conducted by a lab designated by the MOPH. Guests will receive their test results within 24 hours. Until that time, they must remain in their place of residence. 

Guests arriving from non-PCR countries who did their tests within 96 hours before departure to Lebanon and the result was negative might be exempted from being subjected to another PCR test 72 hours after their arrival to Lebanon. The exemption will be decided by the MOPH medical team at the airport.  

Please ensure your guests check the updated travel information on etihad.com and the relevant local authorities websites.

All passengers arriving to Lebanon must complete a health declaration form. The form will be available electronically through this link: https://arcg.is/0GaDnG or at check-in counters or onboard the plane departing to Lebanon.