overview

lebanon - لبنان

country information

Lebanon flag 2

capital

beirut

Time zone: UTC+2  

neighbours

Israel
Syria

Borders on Mediterranean: 225 km 

Lebanon map
Population2

population

6.1 million
(of which 1.5 million are refugees) 

Religion2

religion

Muslim: 58% (29% Sunni, 28% Shia)
Christian: 36%
Druze: 5% 

President2

president & parliament

President: Michel Aoun, a Maronite Christian
Speaker of the Parliament: Nabih Berri, a Shï’i Muslim
Prime Minister: Saad Hariri, a Sunni Muslim 

Groups2

minority & majority groups

Majority: Lebanese (Shï’ites & Sunni) 

Minority: Armenian, Druze, Iraqi, Kurd, Palestinian, Syrian Arab 

LANGUAGE

Arabic/English/French

Thank you: Shukran
Pleasure: Afwan
Yes: Aywa
No: La 

VA C C I N AT I O N S

No compulsary vaccinations

Recommended:
Hepatitis A, Typhoid 

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Lebanese Pound (LBP)
1 USD = 1508,15 LBP
1 ZAR = 107,78 LBP


      Subject to change 

T EMP E R AT U R E

Winter:

min. 11’C -max. 17’C

Summer:

min. 25’C – max. 31’C 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Voltage requirements:

               220 V

Two-pronged roundpin
plugs can be used
& adaptor 

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

EMBASSY / CONSULAR  PRESENCE

South African Honorary Consulate in Beirut, Lebanon

Bizri Building
3rd Floor
Takieddine Solh Avenue
Kraytem, Beirut, Lebanon

Website: https://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy3837/ 

VISA  REQUIREMENTS

South African Passport Holders Require Visas

Please note that travellers with Israeli stamps in their passports will not be granted entry into Lebanon.

Applications must be submitted 1 Month Prior to Date of Arrival 

MAIN  AIRPORT

Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport 

DOMESTIC  FLIGHTS  AVAILABLE  AND CARRIERS

No domestic flights available
Carriers: Wings of Lebanon, Middle East Airlines

Travel-by-car is recommended
Car rental companies: Hala Rent a Car +961-1-393904 | SEAT Lebanon +961-
1-497496 | Advanced Car Rental Beirut Lebanon +961-3-500855 

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Lisa Abou Khaled | Assistant Communications/Public Information Officer
Tel.: +961-1-849201 Ext. 2134
Mobile: +961-71-880070
Email: a
[email protected] 

Horizons International
Mobile: +961-1-480903
Email: [email protected]

Youth Eagles Ministry
Website: www.holyspiritlb.com
Email: [email protected] 

Climates to Travel. Lebanon. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/lebanon

The CIA World Factbook. Lebanon. Available from: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/le.html

 

 

 

Last Updated  18 May 2020