New Procedures for Incoming Passengers starting 10/4/2022
Procedures for All Incoming Passengers to Lebanon
Circular No. 14/2 issued by Acting Director General of civil aviation on 6/4/2022 on procedures for incoming passengers to Lebanon starting 10/4/2022:
To all Airlines and Ground Handling Companies operating at BRHIA, Required procedure for the passengers arriving to Lebanon starting 10/4/2022
With reference to the relevant decisions and recommendations, all passengers wishing to come to Lebanon will be exempted from performing PCR test at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, and all Airlines must follow the following instructions:
All Passengers wishing to come to Lebanon, except children under 12 years old, must perform PCR test in a Lab. certified by the countries Local authorities latest 48 hours between the sampling date and boarding the plane from the country of origin, or COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test including QR code, latest 24 hours between the sampling date and boarding the plane from the country of origin.
Passengers wishing to come to Lebanon will be exempted from performing a PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test in the countries of departure in one of the following two cases:
If they were fully Vaccinated , i.e, they have receivedthe third dose of any COVID-19 Vaccine.
If they have received two doses of any COVID-19 Vaccine or one complete dose of COVID-19 Vaccine (which is formed of one dose only) since a period not exceeding 6 months.
Passengers who travelled out of Lebanon and will return within one week, i.e, who travelled during one day of the week and will return on the same day during the following week, will be exempted from performing a PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test in the countries of departure.
All relevant previous circulars are considered cancelled, all airlines shall comply with this circular, and to implement it on all passengers arriving to BRHIA starting April 10, 2022.
The data on this platform is processed in line with the laws in force in the Lebanese Republic, especially the Law of Electronic Transactions and Personal Data No. 81 of 10/10/2018.
The data is currently hosted on a secure cloud that is ISO27001, NIST 800-53 and GDPR compliant and all security requirements are in place to secure the infrastructure. The data and application hosting will be migrated to a secure national datacenter at a later stage.
Work is done with a company specialized in information protection and security and all security requirements on this platform and all security requirements are based on: OWASP Top 10 web applications security risks, OWASP Top 10 API security and OWASP ASVS best practices were taken into consideration during the development phase. Penetration tests are being conducted on the test environment in order to ensure that no vulnerabilities exist before the live implementation. Ongoing penetration tests and checks are being conducted on the live environment in order to ensure that both environments are secured.
We ensure to maintain the confidentiality of your information and provide physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to ensure the protection of the information we process and keep on a secure server. Your data is shared with the laboratory to input the result of the PCR test result done at the airport and the result is sent to your phone via an SMS.
The information you disclosed, such as your name, your father's name, first name, date of birth and place of residence, is encrypted and stored in a secure manner and cannot be accessed by the public, and you have the right to view, correct, modify or delete your data from the database.
We will use your personal information if you are infected with the Coronavirus and you were tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with a positive case, to contact you and give you the necessary directions. Your data will be shared with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities in order to take preventive measures such as isolation or to do a PCR test to limit the spread of the virus.
Storing this data aims to confront a global epidemic, to contribute to limiting the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, and to preserve the public health in the Lebanese Republic.
Refund Policy: If you registered on the https://pass.moph.gov.lb platform and paid the cost of the PCR test via credit card or via the electronic document EMD and decided not to travel to Lebanon or postpone the travel, you can submit a request for a refund in writing to PASS@MOPH.GOV.LB within a month of registering on the platform.
All refund requests will be reviewed and evaluated based on the payment status and arrival in Lebanon before a decision is made.
The Ministry reserves the right to refuse a refund based on the data registered in the platform.