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Beirut airport reopens July 1, says PMO

June 13, 2020
An employee of a private company sprays the interior of  Beirut international airport with disinfectant, to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. — Courtesy photo
An employee of a private company sprays the interior of Beirut international airport with disinfectant, to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. — Courtesy photo

BEIRUT — The only functioning passenger airport in Lebanon will reopen on July 1, a statement from the prime minister's office said Friday.

"It was agreed to reopen the airport as of July 1, 2020, with an operating capacity equivalent to 10 percent of the traffic compared to July 2019, with the resumption of private flights starting from June 24," the statement read.

All air traffic in the region was halted to combat the coronavirus pandemic

Upon arrival at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport, passengers will undergo testing for coronavirus and notified of the results within 24 hours, according to the statement.

"As for non-Lebanese wishing to travel to Lebanon, they must have a valid insurance policy for the duration of their stay in Lebanon, covering all treatment costs for the coronavirus epidemic on the Lebanese territory, and this service will also be available by insurance companies operating in Lebanon," the statement read.

Lebanon had 1,422 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 31 deaths as of early Saturday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). — Agencies


June 13, 2020
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