Lebanon - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction categories relative to Lebanon

  • Countries with restrictions for long term stays (>90 days)
  • Countries deporting people with HIV

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No entry restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Lebanon

In accordance with Lebanese labour laws, all new migrants are required to submit negative HIV and STD lab test results along with their application for a work permit. Migrant workers testing HIV positive are deported and, in accordance with the law, repatriation costs are borne by the recruitment agency. As of 2007, however, in such cases, foreigners are given access to ARV treatment prior to deportation.

(Source: 1)

The U.S. Department of State is not aware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors or residents of Lebanon, although individuals applying for a work permit to Lebanon must submit to a laboratory exam in order to prove that s/he is free of HIV/AIDS. For further information, please see the website of General Security (in Arabic).

 (Source: 2)


HIV treatment information for Lebanon

no information available


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Lebanon

Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at http://www.aidsmap.com/e-atlas


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/.



  1. Coordination of Action Research on AIDS & Mobility CARAM Asia, July 3, 2011
  2. U.S. Department Of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs; https://travel.state.gov / January 10, 2018; consulted July 9, 2018


updated: 7/9/2018
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