Lebanon Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Lebanon as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs, cats and ferrets only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 13.
To enter Lebanon, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies after microchip is inserted and between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry. Other vaccinations include distemper, hepatitis, parovo, leptospirosis fpr dogs and feline viral rhinotracheitis, calcivirus, panleukopenia for cats.
Rabies Blood Titer Test (FAVN)
A rabies titer test is not required to enter Lebanon from any country.
An import permit will be completed at customs clearance in Lebanon. Pet owners do not need to apply in advance for this permit.
Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian must complete a health certificate. If you are traveling from the United States, a USDA-accredited veterinarian must complete the form, and it must be endorsed by the USDA. If you are not traveling from the US, then the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms for you.
The health certificate should be legalized by the Embassy of Lebanon in your country.
Proof of ownership is required.
Internal and External Parasites
Ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required for pets to enter Lebanon from any country.
Quarantine is not required for pets entering from any country as long as requirements are met.
Entering Lebanon by Air
Pets entering Lebanon must enter via Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo according to your airline's pet policies.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Note that no pet owners holding an Israeli passport will be permitted entry to Lebanon.
Puppies and Kittens
Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are not permitted to enter Lebanon. The import requirements include microchipping and rabies vaccination no sooner than 3 months of age. Puppies and kittens should wait a minimum of 30 days after rabies vaccination before entering Lebanon.
Lebanon does not publish a banned breed list.
Pet owners planing to export their pets from Lebanon must have a vaccination certificate indicating rabies vaccination at least 30 days and not more than one year of export. Also required is proof of microchip and a health certificate issued by a government veterinarian within 10 days of export.
Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate and import permit to enter Lebanon. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.
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