Lebanese Government Charge Payable Before Travel

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Effective 1 July 2020, there will be a mandatory COVID-19 medical test required for all passengers upon their arrival to Beirut (BEY), at a cost of USD 50 per passenger. Passengers must remain in self-isolation in Lebanon until their results are released, which will be within 24 hours of arrival

  • Passengers arriving from a non-PCR country will be subjected to a second PCR test 72 hours after their arrival through a Lab designated by the Ministry of Public Health medical team at the airport. The cost of the test is to be paid directly to the designated lab
  • All passengers must fill a health declaration form issued by the Lebanese Ministry of Public before arrival to Lebanon, available on the following link: COVID19 MOPH Pass A printed copy of the completed form must be presented to the Health Ministry desk upon arrival.
  • Cost of PCR test to be collected is USD50 (instead of USD 100) per passengers, excluding children under the age of 12 years.
  • All children below 12 years are now exempted from the PCR testing.

The medical test fee needs to be collected from passengers in advance and tickets MUST be exchanged/reissued to collect the additional amount of USD 50 (or equivalent in local currency) as YR tax.

PCR test fee charges/Existing issued EMDs/Newly issued tickets:

Effective travel from 05th July 2020 onwards, operating airlines are required to collect USD50 the cost of the PCR test from individual passenger except children under twelve years of age.

Existing issued EMDs: EMDs that were issued good for travel 5th July 2020 and beyond, the partial refund process of USD50 should be done as normal through BSP link.

Newly issued tickets: Effective 6th July 2020, the fee of USD50 will reflect as YR tax. Please note EMD is not to be issued for the PCR test fee.

Please be informed that passengers who have not paid this fee, for tickets that were issued prior to 6th July 2020, will have to pay at the airport check-in counter.

GDS have been updated to quote additional YR tax amount for fully unutilised itineraries.  EMDs can no longer be issued for collection of the test fee.

We thank you for your continued support and if you require any further assistance please contact our Australian based Emirates Trade Support team by email or by phone on 1300 880 599.

Yours Sincerely,

Emirates Australia.

Author: alcci