COVID-19 medical tests mandatory for Lebanon bound passengers

- A Monitor Desk Report 09 Jul, 2020 | 582 Views|-+
Dhaka: Since July 1, there has been a mandatory COVID-19 medical test required for all passengers upon their arrival to Beirut (BEY) in Lebanon, at a cost of USD 50 per passenger, Emirates announced in a notice.

Passengers must remain in self-isolation in Lebanon until their results are released, which will be within 24 hours of arrival, it added.

Passengers arriving from a non-PCR country will be subjected to a second PCR test 72 hours after their arrival through a Lab designated by the Ministry of Public Health medical team at the airport. The cost of the test is to be paid directly to the designated lab.

All passengers must fill a health declaration form issued by the Lebanese Ministry of Public before arrival to Lebanon, available on the following link: https://arcg.is/0GaDnG. A printed copy of the completed form must be presented to the Health Ministry desk upon arrival.

Cost of PCR test to be collected is USD 50 per passengers, excluding children under the age of 12 years. All children below 12 years are now exempted from the PCR testing.

The medical test fee needs to be collected from passengers in advance and tickets MUST be exchanged/reissued to collect the additional amount of USD 50 (or equivalent in local currency) as YR tax.

Effective from July 5 onwards, operating airlines are required to collect USD 50, the cost of the PCR test from individual passenger except children under 12 years of age.

EMDs that were issued good for travel on July 5 and beyond, the partial refund process of USD50 should be done as normal through BSP link.

Effective July 6, the fee of USD 50 will reflect as YR tax. EMD is not to be issued for the PCR test fee. Passengers who have not paid this fee, for tickets that were issued prior to July 6, will have to pay at the airport check-in counter.

CRS/GDS have been updated to quote additional YR tax amount for fully unutilised itineraries. EMDs can no longer be issued for collection of the test fee.

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