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A Hot Spot for Foreign Direct Investment

Lebanon has a free-market economy and a liberal financial environment making it an attractive destination for developments and initiatives. Over the past 3 years, the country maintained steady growth averaging 7.5% annually, due to a resilient economy favoring foreign direct investments.

The Lebanese economy is largely service-oriented and the main growth sectors include banking and tourism. The Lebanese private sector is a well-diversified sector that covers the totality of economic sectors and is a major pillar for growth and recovery, contributing around 75% of aggregate demand. The Lebanese economy is also a typical open economy with a large banking sector equivalent to more than 2.5 times its economic sector and providing an important support to aggregate demand.

With a strong market potential and an increased demand for new infrastructure and tourism projects, the country is bursting with opportunities and developments. Lebanon's diversified geography and attractive investment environment has established the country as the region's ultimate hot spot for tourism, construction, and development with an impressive number of multi-million projects.

As the main Middle Eastern port on the Mediterranean, Lebanon is also the business gateway to neighboring countries in the Levant to access the rest of the world and interact with professionals across different industries.

Visa Information

Entry Visas / Citizens of some foreign countries coming for tourism

As per the Lebanese General Security regulations, holders of passports with an Israeli stamp are not allowed entry to Lebanon.

A free one-month valid visa renewable for three months is granted at the airport and the border centers for the citizens of the following countries coming for tourism:

Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Barbados The Bahamas Belarus Belgium Belize Bhutan Brazil Bulgaria Canada
ChileChina Czech Republic Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Denmark(**) Dominican Republic EstoniaFinland France Great Britain(**) Georgia Germany Greece Hong Kong
HungaryIceland Ireland Islamic Republic of Iran Italy Japan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Liechtenstein Luxembourg Macedonia Macau (S A R) Malaysia Malta
Mexico Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands (**) New Zealand Norway Palau Panama Peru Poland(*) Portugal Russia Romania Saint Kitts & Nevis Samoa
San Marino Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Tajikistan Turkmenistan USA Ukraine (*) Uzbekistan Venezuela

Entry visa for citizens of Turkey

Turkish citizens coming for tourism shall be granted a three-month entry visa on all border departments and centers.

This visa can only be renewed one month from its expiry date.

Turkish bus and truck drivers and their assistants in addition to Turkish civil airplanes and ship cabin crew are granted free three-month multiple entries, entry visas that can only be renewed one month after their date of expiry.

Entry visa for citizens of Thailand

Concerning the citizens of Thailand, they are not allowed to obtain direct entry visas at border departments and centers, except for:

Those who are holding diplomatic passports.

Holders of diplomatic passports, special passports, and service passports issued by the Cypriot Authorities are exempted from the charges of an entry visa.

(*) Ukrainian citizens holding "Travel Document of Child" whose age is under 18 are granted a free one-month valid visa renewable for three months at the airport and the border centers.

(*) The Poland citizens holding a Temporary Passport are granted a free one-month valid visa renewable for three months at the airport and the border centers and this is similar to ordinary passport holders.

(**) The Netherlands, Denmark and Great Britain citizens holding an Emergency Passport are granted a free one-month valid visa renewable for three months at the airport and the border centers and this is similar to ordinary passport holders.

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