Terminal Drop-Off Charge

From 1 November 2021, a £5 charge will apply for vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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  • Beirut International Airport Guide

    Full Name: Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated four miles (7km) south of the city.
    Time: GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

    Tel: (961) 162 8000 or 150 from inside Lebanon

    Transfer to the City:

    Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall and can be organised through hotels or reputable companies online prior to arrival, and Uber is also available in Beirut. Authorised vehicles bear the airport logo on their side and charge an official rate. Other taxis are also available but their charge is subject to bargain.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies located at the airport include Dealers, Budget, City Car, National, Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. The car rental operators' desks can be found in the arrivals hall.


    Airport facilities include ATMs, currency exchange services, offices, a bank, pay phones, a post office, luggage wrapping services, lost baggage complaints, business lounges, wifi access, separate Muslim and Christian prayer rooms, and first aid and emergency medical services.

    The Information Centre staff members are multilingual, generally speaking Arabic, French, and English. There are a number of cafés and restaurants open to the public, located in the arrival zone. There are also a number of shops, including duty free.


    Parking for 2,350 cars is available at the airport. The parking area is connected to the terminal by an underground walkway. Parking rates start at LBP 5,750 for less than an hour, and go up to LBP 22,000 per day.