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Lebanon customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Lebanon to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Lebanon make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Lebanon customs regulations.

Import regulations in Lebanon

Duty-free allowance

Note: All passengers entering Lebanon must declare all items in their possession.

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 800 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 1000 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 2 litres of whisky, cognac, champagne or similar strength alcohol;
  • or 4 litres of other alcoholic products, for example beer or wine.

Other goods

  • 1 litre of cologne or 100mL perfume.
  • Medicines in a reasonable quantity for personal use.
  • Non-commercial personal items valued at up to LBP500,000 for Lebanese, Syrian and Jordanian nationals and residents, or LBP2,000,000 for all other passengers coming to Lebanon.

The free to import allowances are available for anyone 18 years of age or older. Passengers below the age of 18 are entitled to half the allowance, with the exception of alcohol or tobacco. Exemptions only apply every six months, and more frequent travellers are not entitled to duty free quotas.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Arms and ammunitions
  • Narcotics
  • Immoral publications and recordings.
  • Archaeological pieces.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • All pets must be declared to the customs authority, have a valid health certificate issued at country of origin and have a valid rabies vaccination certificate.

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