Before you travel, inform yourself of the current advice on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), a deadly illness associated with camels. At time of research, there had only been a couple of reported cases in Lebanon, both imported from other Arabian nations.

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Before You Go

Health Insurance

Travel insurance that covers you for medical emergencies and care is recommended.

Recommended Vaccinations

Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccinations are recommended.

In Lebanon

Availability & Cost of Health Care

Quality public and private medical care is easily available, with Beirut having the best facilities. Most doctors speak some English. If you are not covered for healthcare, you will be expected to pay upfront. Costs vary but in general are slightly lower than for equivalent services in the USA or Western Europe, for example.

Tap Water

Though it's officially proclaimed safe to drink, many Lebanese won't drink the tap water and stick to bottles.