Lebanon – Press Release (15 Aug. 2020)


Following the explosions in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020, France has decided exceptionally to resume processing and issuing visas for Lebanese nationals living in Lebanon, with no restrictions other than the usual conditions for admission to stay, and once again authorize them to enter its territory. Those with visas may already travel to France.

This gesture of solidarity towards the Lebanese people is made in the strictest compliance with health requirements. This is why people aged 11 and over coming from Lebanon, a country where the virus is actively circulating, will have to undergo a PCR test on their arrival in France. Anyone who has been able to carry out this test less than three days before departure will be able to present it to airlines during checks. Anyone who has been unable to get tested will be guided, on their arrival in France, to health checkpoints at the airport to have an RT-PCR test. In the event of anyone testing positive, they will have to quarantine for 14 days.

Press contacts:
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs: presse.dcp at diplomatie.gouv.fr /
Ministry of the Interior: service-presse at interieur.gouv.fr / 01 40 07 22 22
Ministry for Solidarity and Health: sec.presse.solidarites-sante at sante.gouv.fr /