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Lebanon

Lebanon is located in the Middle East and has a population of 3.9 million people. Lebanon has the best of all worlds with its Mediterranean coastline, alpine peaks and lush green valleys. Lebanon is also home to several World Heritage Sites and its coastline accommodates seafront restaurants, cafes and shopping. The official language of Lebanon is Arabic, and French is the second language. English is also widely spoken.

Medical tourism

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Best time to travel

Lebanon is blessed with the warm Mediterranean climate, with generally hot summers (June through to September), although its cooler in the mountains. Winter (December through to mid-March) can be cold, particularly in the mountains where it usually snows, while spring and fall/autumn are generally quite pleasant.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Lebanese Pound (LBP, symbol L£). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.

Visas

Most nationals require a visa to enter Lebanon, and this can usually be done on arrival at Beirut International Airport, or at the border. The lengths of these visas are usually for up to three months, but alter by nationality so it is best to contact the Lebanese embassy to be sure.

Getting there

Beirut International Airport is the point of entry to Lebanon.

Dialling codes

To call Lebanon, the country dialling code is +961.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Lebanon at:

Lonely Planet - www.lonelyplanet.com/​lebanon

Lebanon Embassy in the USA - www.lebanonembassyus.org

Lebanon Embassy in the UK - lebanon.embassyhomepage.com

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011