x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Lebanon offers tourist visas on arrival for all GCC residents

People with UAE residence visas can obtain Lebanese tourist visas on arrival for the next three months in move to boost tourism.

People with UAE residence visas can obtain tourist visas on arrival in Lebanon for the next three months under new rules issued by the Lebanese ministry of tourism to encourage more visitors to the country.

"They just need a hotel booking and a return ticket to get a tourist visa," said Rani Saadeddine, a sales manager at Middle East Airlines.

He said the new rules would apply to all residents of the GCC, from July 5 to October 5. The tourist visas would cost between Dh130 and Dh200, depending on nationality, and would be valid for a minimum of 30 days.