US State Department information and advice regarding travel to Lebanon.
U.S. Department of State Enter Keywords in field and click GoInternational Travel Home Passports Home Visas Home Children amp; Family Home News and Updates Laws, Regulation amp; Public Policy About The Bureau of Consular Affairs External URLs International Travel HomeTraveling to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico, or CanadaInternational Travel InformationTravel WarningsConsular Information SheetsPublic AnnouncementsAvian Flu Fact SheetHurricane Season - Know Before You Go Tips for Traveling AbroadRegistration with EmbassiesPlan Your TripRegional InformationSafety IssuesHealth IssuesEmergencies and CrisesFamily and Childrens IssuesU.S. Embassies and ConsulatesTravel Brochures Document RequirementsLiving Abroad TipsResiding AbroadDrugs AbroadStudying AbroadTeaching AbroadBenefits for Students amp; Teachers Additional ResourcesAbout Overseas Citizens #8217; ServicesWho We AreHow to Contact UsHome gt;International Travel Home gt;International Travel Information --inner-- --asb outer-- printemail U.S. Department of StateBureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 Consular Information SheetPlease click on this link to read important information you should see before you travel abroad This information is current as of today, LebanonAmericans planning travel to Lebanonshould read Travel Warning forLebanon ,Lebanon Situation UpdateandWorldwide CautionPublic Announcement available on the Department of State web site at http://travel.state.govJanuary 20, 2006 COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The Republic of Lebanon is a parliamentary republic. Political power is concentrated in the office of the President, PrimeMinister and Speaker of Parliament, each representing one of Lebanons three largest religious sects (Maronite Christians,Sunni and Shia Muslims). Since 1973, Lebanon has been in a state of war with Israel. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Lebanon .ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: Passports and visas are required. American citizens coming to Lebanon for tourism can purchase a short-term visa at theborder. Travelers holding passports that contain visas or entry/exit stamps for Israel will likely be refused entry intoLebanon. Travelers whose passports contain Israeli stamps or visas and who also hold an Arab nationality may be subjectto arrest and imprisonment. Travelers who have overstayed their entry visa validity in Lebanon have to adjust their statuswith the Central Department of Surete General (Department of Passport and Immigration) prior to their departure.Further information on entry/exit requirements can be obtained from the Embassy of Lebanon, 2560 28th Street N.W., Washington,D.C., 20008, tel. (202) 939-6300. Travelers may also contact one of the following Consulates General of Lebanon:1959 E. Jefferson, Suite 4ADetroit, MI 48207(313) 567-02332400 Augusta, Suite 308Houston, TX 77057(713) 268-16407060 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 510Los Angeles, CA 90028(323) 467-12536600 S.W. 57th Avenue, Suite 200Miami, FL 33143(305) 665-3004(Honorary Cons