The Minister of Tourism, Eng. Walid Nassar, signed a decision to establish a local tourism authority for the city and district of Jbeil, to prepare and approve a regional action plan to develop, promote and empower the tourism sectors, preserve the cultural heritage, coordinate between stakeholders, and follow up on the implementation of the decisions and recommendations of the conference.
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Examination of travelers' luggage is carried out rapidly and courteously. All ordinary personal effects are exempt from customs duty.
Shops and businesses are typically open Monday through Saturday, 9:00-18:00;Banking hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30-12:30. Working hours for government offices and post offices are typically 8:00-14:00 from Monday to Thursday. Friday: 8:00-11:00 - Saturday: 8:00-13:00
The country code for Lebanon is (961). This is followed by the local area code and the telephone number. If you are dialing Lebanon from outside the country, omit the (0) in the area code.
There are Internet cafés available throughout Lebanon, and many larger hotels now offer high-speed and wireless Internet access for free or for a small fee.
Electric current is 220 volts, 50 cycles. A two-pin plug, with round pins is commonly used (Type C, similar to many European countries), but other types of plugs are also in use so it is best to check before you go.