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16 Apr 2019 | 12:04 AM UTC

Lebanon: Renovations at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport until May 30

Lebanon News Alert

Ongoing passport control expansion project at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) expected until May 30; consequent delays and congestion to be anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Rafic Hariri International Airport


Ongoing work for a new fast-track passport control project has caused delays and congestion at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) as of mid-April. Airport officials indicated on Friday, April 12, that the number of operational security counters had been reduced to accommodate the construction of more fast-track lanes. The project, expected to continue through May 30, aims to ease congestion for travelers at the airport's main terminal by adding additional designated passport control lanes for first- and business-class travelers. Delays and congestion are to be expected throughout the anticipated project period.


Individuals traveling via BEY are advised to expect crowded conditions and budget extra time when traveling through Beirut.


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