Lebanon does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the importation requirements. Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian must complete the Lebanon Health Certificate indicating that the pet has received all necessary vaccinations including a rabies vaccination at least 30 days but not more than one year prior to travel. If travelling from the USA or Canada, it is advisable that a USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included. This completes your cat or dog passport for Lebanon.
The certificate must be legalised by the Lebanon Consulate which charges a fee per set of pet documents.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorised veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibian, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of Lebanon.