Located on the East coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is at the meeting point of three continents: Europe,
Asia and Africa. It has been the crossroad of many civilizations - the traces of which can still be seen today.
Its countryside is a place of spectacular mountains, cedar trees and magnificent ruins that look down from the
mountains to the sea.
Beirut (Capital 1.3 m), Tripoli, Sidon, Zahle, Tyre and Jounieh.
Lebanon enjoys an essential four-season Mediterranean climate with rainy winters, moderate springs, warm
summers and regular autumns, with an average of 300 sunny days a year. Average temperature in Beirut in
Nov-Dec ranges from 15°C to 21°C with variable rain.
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CURRENCY & EXCHANGE RATE:
The currency of Lebanon is Lebanese Pound (LL called Lira) where 1 US Dollar = 1500LL . Both LL and $ are used
interchangeably for any transaction at this fixed exchange rate. ATM machines are widely available. Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & American Express) are accepted in ATMs & with most vendors
Nationals of most major countries can easily get their visas upon arrival at the Beirut Airport while others can obtain them in advance at Lebanese embassies and consulates around the world.
For more information on visa requirements please visit: www.general-security.gov.lb