Embassy of Lebanon in Washington D.C.

Embassy of Lebanon in Washington D.C. Waël Hachem, Chargé d’Affaires a.i.

2560 28th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tel: (202) 939-6300
E-mail: [email protected] Directions

By Metro:

The Embassy is located three blocks from the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro, on the Red Line.
(43)

Walk down Calvert Street past the Omni Shoreham Hotel on your left and take the first left onto 28th Street. By Car:

Turn right on Calvert Street if coming from Maryland on Connecticut Avenue, or left if coming from Virginia.

Operating as usual

The Embassy of Lebanon was honored to receive students from the Virginia Military Institute today as part of their inten...
06/11/2021

The Embassy of Lebanon was honored to receive students from the Virginia Military Institute today as part of their intensive Arabic program. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Wael Hachem briefed the students on Lebanon-US relations, regional developments, and Lebanon's diplomatic positions on an array of issues, followed by a productive Q&A session. #publicdiplomacy #lebanon

05/12/2021

In observance of Eid Al Fitr the Embassy of Lebanon
will be closed on
Thursday, May 13 & Friday, May 14, 2021.
Happy Eid from the Embassy Family

04/29/2021

The Embassy of Lebanon will close on Friday, April 30,2021
for Good Friday and on
Monday, May 3, 2021 for
Easter Monday (Eastern). Happy Easter from the Embassy family.

04/28/2021
How to Enter the US Mainstream Food Market: Requirements and Branding

In case you missed our gastrodiplomacy event earlier today on "How to Enter the US Mainstream Food Market: Requirements and Branding," catch it here, with introductory remarks by Mr. Wael Hachem, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i.

A special thank you to our economic attaché Dr. Abdallah Nassereddine who coordinated and moderated the panel and to our esteemed panelists – Elie Abikhaled, Lina Bush, and Sam A. Jaoude – for lending us their insights and expertise.

The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, D.C. has the pleasure of inviting speciality food and beverage manufacturers to at...
04/24/2021

The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, D.C. has the pleasure of inviting speciality food and beverage manufacturers to attend a webinar titled “How to Enter the US Mainstream Food Market: Requirements and Branding." Experts on the US food and beverage market will provide insights on branding requirements, challenges and best supply chain practices, supplier trust building, vendor/buyer recipes for success, and more.

Join us on April 27th at 9:00 am (EST)/4:00 pm (Beirut). Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5HfBdmTqQF-tjJKn8DOpXg

The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, D.C. has the pleasure of inviting speciality food and beverage manufacturers to attend a webinar titled “How to Enter the US Mainstream Food Market: Requirements and Branding." Experts on the US food and beverage market will provide insights on branding requirements, challenges and best supply chain practices, supplier trust building, vendor/buyer recipes for success, and more.

Join us on April 27th at 9:00 am (EST)/4:00 pm (Beirut). Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5HfBdmTqQF-tjJKn8DOpXg

04/20/2021

In case you missed our event last week at the Think Global Conference, you can catch it here!

Lebanon's keynote remarks at the Think Global Conference were delivered by IDAL Chairman Dr. Mazen Soueid, who highlighted Lebanon's human resources and the potential of investing in Lebanon despite the current challenges. His remarks were followed by a presentation titled "Investment Opportunities in Lebanon" by IDAL's Director of Investor Relations, Mrs. Amira Mourad, who focused on key themes ranging from IDAL's business matchmaking platform, to leveraging Lebanon's agri-food industry, healthcare industry, the ICT sector, and other high priority investment opportunities. These investment opportunities are typically identified by evaluating four specific sets of criteria: size and maturity of the local sector, local sector growth, market growth potential, and overall sector competitiveness. Watch the video below to learn more:

Updated COVID-19 Travel Procedures as of April 11, 2021On March 31, 2021, an official directive from the Ministry of Pub...
04/12/2021
Corona Virus Outbreak – THE EMBASSY OF LEBANON

Updated COVID-19 Travel Procedures as of April 11, 2021

On March 31, 2021, an official directive from the Ministry of Public Health was issued stating that fully-vaccinated passengers traveling to Lebanon are now exempt from the PCR testing requirements (Directive No. 1/465). This official directive was posted to our official website and social media.

However, certain airlines departing from the US are still implementing the previous procedures and have been turning away fully-vaccinated passengers who have not undergone PCR tests.

In light of this, and as a precautionary measure, we request that ALL travelers from the US, regardless of their vaccination status, undergo PCR tests before traveling to Lebanon, with no more than 96 hours from the time that their test result is issued to their time of arrival in Beirut until further notice. See below:

1. All airlines shall reduce the number of daily arriving passengers to Lebanon to 20% of the number of passengers who arrived to Lebanon during January 2020.

2. All travelers, with the exception of children under the age of 12, are required to take a PCR test in a lab certified by their countries’ local authorities and to present that test at their airline check-in counters. There should be no more than 96 hours from the time that you receive your TEST RESULT to the time of your ARRIVAL in Lebanon.

Passengers who do not have a negative PCR test result will not be allowed to board their flights.

3. All travelers, with the exception of children under the age of 12, those who have been fully vaccinated, UNIFIL, and members of diplomatic delegations acting in Lebanon, must also perform a PCR test upon their arrival in Beirut. All airlines shall collect $50 USD for every passenger who wishes to travel to Lebanon, which is the cost of the PCR test and other medical diagnostic measures that every passenger shall undergo upon arrival in Beirut.

4. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 3 days at their place of residence or at a hotel of their choice.

5. Passengers who traveled out of Lebanon and will return within one week are exempt from the PCR test requirement in their countries of departure; however, they must still undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Beirut and must also undergo home quarantine until they are informed of their test result.

6. Passengers must complete an "Airport Tracking Registration Form" before departure at https://covid.pcm.gov.lb/impactmobile/curfew
This will generate an approval e-mail or SMS which must be presented upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

7. Passengers must install the "CovidLebTrack" mobile app.

http://lebanonembassyus.org/corona-virus-outbreak/

On March 31, 2021, an official directive from the Ministry of Public Health was issued stating that fully-vaccinated passengers traveling to Lebanon are now exempt from the PCR testing requirements (Directive No. 1/465). This official directive was posted to our official website and social media.

The Embassy of Lebanon, in partnership with the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL), invites you to join ...
04/11/2021

The Embassy of Lebanon, in partnership with the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL), invites you to join us tomorrow, April 12 at 11:00 am (EST) / 6:00 pm (Beirut Time), at the International Trade Council's Think Global Conference – the world's largest event focused on helping businesses expand internationally.

Lebanon's keynote remarks will be delivered by IDAL Chairman Dr. Mazen Soueid, followed by a presentation titled "Investment Opportunities in Lebanon" by IDAL Director of Investor Relations Mrs. Amira Mourad.

Visit the event website to register at https://www.thinkglobalconference.org
and use discount code: itc-lb-tg to receive 90% off the standard ticket price.

Attendees at the Think Global Conference will also have the opportunity to participate in break-out sessions, visit Lebanon's virtual booth, engage in round table discussions and speak with our participants one-on-one in private chat rooms.

The Embassy of Lebanon, in partnership with the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL), invites you to join us tomorrow, April 12 at 11:00 am (EST) / 6:00 pm (Beirut Time), at the International Trade Council's Think Global Conference – the world's largest event focused on helping businesses expand internationally.

Lebanon's keynote remarks will be delivered by IDAL Chairman Dr. Mazen Soueid, followed by a presentation titled "Investment Opportunities in Lebanon" by IDAL Director of Investor Relations Mrs. Amira Mourad.

Visit the event website to register at https://www.thinkglobalconference.org
and use discount code: itc-lb-tg to receive 90% off the standard ticket price.

Attendees at the Think Global Conference will also have the opportunity to participate in break-out sessions, visit Lebanon's virtual booth, engage in round table discussions and speak with our participants one-on-one in private chat rooms.

04/06/2021
Baalbek Reborn: Temples

Presented by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute and Flyover Zone​, a newly-launched virtual tour, Baalbek Reborn: Temples, allows visitors from around the world to experience Baalbek as it looks today and as it appeared in the 3rd century, when the ancient Roman sanctuary was in its heyday. Highlights of the tour include the sanctuary of Jupiter, one of the largest temple complexes of the Roman world, as well as the Temple of Bacchus, the Temple of Venus, and the Temple of the Muses. Experience these feats of ancient architecture and engineering like never before:
https://www.flyoverzone.com/baalbek-reborn-temples/

04/02/2021

The Embassy of Lebanon will close on Friday, April 2,2021
for Good Friday and on
Monday, April 5, 2021 for
Easter Monday . Happy Easter from the Embassy family.

03/31/2021

Updated COVID-19 Travel Procedures as of March 31, 2021

The following travel procedures are currently in place for entry into Lebanon. On March 31, 2021, new exemptions for fully vaccinated passengers were announced (see the "Exemptions" section below).

IMPORTANT: Please note that certain airlines may have their own internal policies requiring negative PCR tests in order for you to board, regardless of vaccination status. Therefore, we request that you check with your airlines in advance regarding such policies before you travel.

1. All airlines shall reduce the number of daily arriving passengers to Lebanon to 20% of the number of passengers who arrived to Lebanon during January 2020.

2. All travelers, with the exception of children under the age of 12 and those who have been fully vaccinated, are required to take a PCR test in a lab certified by their countries' local authorities and to present that test at their airline check-in counters. There should be no more than 96 hours from the time that you receive your TEST RESULT to the time of your ARRIVAL in Lebanon.

Passengers who do not have a negative PCR test result will not be allowed to board their flights.

3. All travelers, with the exception of children under the age of 12, those who have been fully vaccinated, UNIFIL, and members of diplomatic delegations acting in Lebanon, must also perform a PCR test upon their arrival in Beirut. All airlines shall collect $50 USD for every passenger who wishes to travel to Lebanon, which is the cost of the PCR test and other medical diagnostic measures that every passenger shall undergo upon arrival in Beirut.

5. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 3 days at their place of residence or at a hotel of their choice.

Exemptions:

- Travelers who have been fully vaccinated, and whereby a period of 15 days has elapsed since receiving their full dose of the vaccine, are exempt from the PCR testing requirements. Passengers must have their vaccination certificates to present to the relevant authorities. For vaccines that require two doses, a single dose of the vaccine is NOT sufficient to cancel the PCR testing requirement.

- Passengers who travelled out of Lebanon and will return within one week are exempt from the PCR test requirement in their countries of departure; however, they must still undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Beirut and must also undergo home quarantine until they are informed of their test result.

The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Specialty Food Association (SFA), has the pleasure o...
03/29/2021

The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Specialty Food Association (SFA), has the pleasure of inviting Lebanese food industrialists to attend our upcoming webinar titled “How to Prepare for the 2021 Fancy Food Show." The webinar will focus on how food and beverage industrialists in Lebanon can join the SFA and participate in their upcoming trade shows. The webinar will also provide insight into the role that the Lebanese Embassy can play to support the participation of industrialists in Lebanon.

Click Here to Register: https://forms.gle/ioS4nCw2ZJsmB3L39

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM (EDT) / 3:00 PM (Beirut)
Speaker: Mr. Mimo Boulefrakh, International Development Manager, Specialty Food Association

The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Specialty Food Association (SFA), has the pleasure of inviting Lebanese food industrialists to attend our upcoming webinar titled “How to Prepare for the 2021 Fancy Food Show." The webinar will focus on how food and beverage industrialists in Lebanon can join the SFA and participate in their upcoming trade shows. The webinar will also provide insight into the role that the Lebanese Embassy can play to support the participation of industrialists in Lebanon.

Click Here to Register: https://forms.gle/ioS4nCw2ZJsmB3L39

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM (EDT) / 3:00 PM (Beirut)
Speaker: Mr. Mimo Boulefrakh, International Development Manager, Specialty Food Association

The Op-Ed by the Ambassador of France in Washington HE Ambassador Philippe Etienne on the occasion of the International ...
03/22/2021
What we can all learn from International Francophonie Day | Opinion

The Op-Ed by the Ambassador of France in Washington HE Ambassador Philippe Etienne on the occasion of the International Francophonie Day . DC Francophonie Festival Alliance Française de Washington DC #FrancophonieDC

Whether we like it or not, current students will live and work in an increasingly interconnected world in which foreign language skills will be more essential than ever.

Check out the full video of the FrancophonieDC event held under the patronage of the Embassy on March 11, 2021. Thank yo...
03/17/2021
Conversation with Noha Baz

Check out the full video of the FrancophonieDC event held under the patronage of the Embassy on March 11, 2021. Thank you to Dr. Noha Baz for her inspiring words. The conversation about her autobiography "Il n'y a pas de honte à préférer le bonheur" and her organization Les Petits Soleils, was full of optimism and hope. Also, a big thank you to the Alliance Française de Washington DC , Smithsonian and DC Francophonie Festival for putting together these cultural events every year. The Embassy is always happy to be a part of it. 🇱🇧 🇫🇷

Meet Dr. Noha Baz, Lebanese author, philanthropist, and pediatrician. Noha's motto in life? "There is no shame in choosing happiness." The most important vi...

TIME CHANGE - The event on Thursday, March 11, will be from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm EST. In the framework of the 2021 DC F...
03/09/2021
Meet a Phenomenal Woman: Pediatrician, Author & Philanthropist Noha Baz

TIME CHANGE - The event on Thursday, March 11, will be from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm EST.

In the framework of the 2021 DC Francophonie Festival, the Embassy of Lebanon , in partnership with Alliance Française de Washington DC invites you to a conversation with pediatrician, author & philanthropist, Dr. Noha Baz.

The conversation will focus on her 2019 published autobiography "Il n'y a pas de honte à préférer le bonheur" through which she shares her tireless optimism.

This conversation will be in English with reading of excerpt from the book in French.

Register for this event using the following link:
https://noha-baz.eventbrite.com

🇱🇧 🇫🇷
#francophonie #lebanon #dc #washingtondc #francais #french #FrancophonieDC #culture #virtual DC Francophonie Festival NohaBaz .Gastronomy and Cuisine Alliance Française de Washington DCLes Petits Soleils

Join us for a conversation with a truly phenomenal woman, Lebanese pediatrician, author & philanthropist Noha Baz.

The Month of the Francophonie has begun and with it a month-long of events in Washington in the framework of Francophoni...
03/03/2021
Bienvenue au mois de la Francophonie 2021!

The Month of the Francophonie has begun and with it a month-long of events in Washington in the framework of FrancophonieDC! 🇱🇧 🇫🇷

The Embassy of Lebanon is happy to be a part of this festival every year and this year, cohosting a literally event with Alliance Francaise DC. Check out this video with a message from all participating Embassies (Lebanon in min 3:54)and make sure to check the the whole festival calendar at www.francophonie-dc.org.

The conversation hosted by the Embassy and Alliance Francaise with Dr.Noha Baz about her autobiography "Il n'y a pas de honte à préférer le bonheur" will take place on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm EST. Register for this event using the following link:
https://noha-baz.eventbrite.com

#Smithsonian #FrancophonieDC #lebanon #french #washington

Welcome to the month of Francophonie! All through March, organizations and embassies in D.C. are featuring French-language films, arts, public figures, histo...

In the framework of the 2021 DC Francophonie Festival, the Embassy of Lebanon , in partnership with Alliance Française d...
02/23/2021
Meet a phenomenal woman: pediatrician, author & philanthropist Noha Baz

In the framework of the 2021 DC Francophonie Festival, the Embassy of Lebanon , in partnership with Alliance Française de Washington DC invites you to a conversation with pediatrician, author & philanthropist, Dr. Noha Baz.

The virtual event will take place on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST.

The conversation will focus on her 2019 published autobiography "Il n'y a pas de honte à préférer le bonheur" through which she shares her tireless optimism.

This conversation will be in English with reading of excerpt from the book in French.

Register for this event using the following link:
https://noha-baz.eventbrite.com

🇱🇧 🇫🇷
#francophonie #lebanon #dc #washingtondc #francais #french #FrancophonieDC #culture #virtual Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) NohaBaz .Gastronomy and Cuisine Les Petits Soleils

Join us for a conversation with a truly phenomenal woman, Lebanese pediatrician, author & philanthropist Noha Baz.

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