About Lebanon

Located on the East coast of the Mediterranean Sea, The Republic of Lebanon is a unique meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa. With its exceptional setting, its openness to the world, its receptive environment and its freedom of speech, Lebanon is known to be a distinctive spot in the Middle East.

The country enjoys four seasons of Mediterranean climate. During winter, the mountains are covered by the beautiful white coat of snow, while in spring, countless types of colorful flowers cover up the hills and valleys. Lebanon’s gentle cool autumn breeze complemented with the falling brown tree leaves are just the perfect weather needed after the warm sunny summers.

Lebanon is unique in many aspects. Unlike any other country in the Middle East, its rich cultural mix, with over 6,000 years of history influenced by various civilizations and religions, makes it a land of contrast and diversity. From its historical cathedrals to its holy mosques, from its ancient ruins to its natural landmarks, from its traditional villages to its modern and vibrant cities, Lebanon remains a one of a kind destination in the Middle East.

Area: 10452 sq km

Languages: Lebanese (Spoken), Arabic (Formal), French, English

Currency: The official currency is the Lebanese Pound, but the US Dollar is widely accepted. The exchange rate is roughly LL 1,500 to the dollar.

Visas: Travelers wishing to enter Lebanon must possess a valid passport with a visa obtained from a Lebanese embassy or consulate abroad. Residents of the United States, most members of the European Union and Arab countries can obtain visas at Beirut International Airport. A valid passport is required.

Note: Travelers with valid or expired Israeli visas or stamps in their passports will not be allowed to enter the country.

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