Health Minister Firass Abiad announced on Thursday that vaccinated travelers arriving at Beirut International Airport can now show negative results from an antigen test carried out 24 hours before their departure. Unvaccinated passengers must still show a negative PCR test conducted 48 hours before their departure.
The Lebanese Ministry of Health fears a surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks, which would force Lebanon to face a repeat of last year’s scenario. Health Minister Dr. Firass Abiad said Tuesday: “Cases are on the rise. More patients are being admitted to hospitals every day.