I am thinking of visiting Beirut, but I was wondering if the conflicts that happened in the past years are still going on. How safe would the city be?
Also, how does visa-on-arrival work? Is there anything I should be aware of other than what the name implies?
And lastly, is there any other cities worth visiting in Lebanon? Would crossing to Jordan be worth it? How much would that cost me in addition?
oh, one question I forgot: If there is a Israel stamp on your passport, you can't enter Lebanon. So I was wondering if the opposite is enforced too. Would I still be able to travel to Israel some time later with a Lebanon stamp?
"You cannot enter Lebanon with a passport bearing an Israeli stamp even expired.
You cannot enter Lebanon with a passport showing that you enteredIsraelfrom Jordan orEgyptor showing that you left Israel to Leabnon via Jordan or Egypt." - Gaby85
I'm also interested in visiting Beirut.
Can I have some feedback about how is it like beforehand ? Is it overrated, is it unique or just another mediterranean city that is accclaimed just because it's a functional city in MENA like Tunis ?
Well, I haven't made any serious plans.
I will take a flight to Beirut, and spend my first two days there. The following days I am planning to visit Baalbek, Byblos, Tyre and Sidon. Then Beirut again, spend a day or two there, and return.
As far as I can tell, unless you are shopping maniac there is no point staying in Beirut for any more than 3 days. There isn't much to see in the city, other than the city "itself".