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Collection of charge for PCR test for guests travelling to Beirut

29 September 2020, 08:01 AM

Effective from 23 September 2020, Etihad Airways will no longer collect a COVID-19 PCR testing fee for guests travelling to Beirut, Lebanon.

It is still mandatory for all guests to have a COVID-19 PCR test before they fly to Lebanon and they will only be permitted to fly if they have a negative test result.

The test must be carried out a maximum of 96 hours before their flight departure time at any government accredited medical facility.

Children under 12 and people with severe and moderate disabilities are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing.

When they arrive in Lebanon, guests can either repeat the COVID-19 PCR test or quarantine for a period of 10 days. COVID-19 PCR tests must be repeated no later than 72 hours after arrival at the guest’s own expense.

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

All guests must also complete an online health declaration form they will not be permitted to fly otherwise.