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Transport Corridors

Lebanon has three official and operating corridors with Syria.  These corridors are:

1)     Al Masnaa- Al-Jdeidah (Jdeidet Yabous) border entry point (at the eastern part of Lebanon) 60 km from Damascus and 110km from Beirut.  This is the main corridor that connects the Lebanese and Syrian capitals.

2)     Al-Arida-Tartous border entry point (at the northwest end of Lebanon).  This corridor is located at the coastal area and widely used for cargo transportation between Syria and Lebanon.  It is 45km far from Tartous on the Syrian side and 170km far from Beirut on the Lebanese side.

3)     Al-Abboudiyeh - Al-Dabouseyah border entry point (at the northeast end of Lebanon).  This corridor connects Homs governorate (from the Syrian side) with Tripoli (from the Lebanese side).  It is widely used for cargo transportation (especially in-transit cargo to Iraq).

Lebanon Israel border Ras Al Naqoura Crossing The Rosh Hanikra Crossing is an international border crossing between NaqouraLebanon and Rosh HaNikra,Israel. The terminal is operated solely by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and IDF and does not allow for the passage of regular tourists/visitors.


Name of Border Crossing

Lebanon : Al Masnaa

Syria : Jdeidet Yabous

Province or District

Est, Bekaa

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Al Masnaa


33.42.08 N


35.55.18 E

Managing Authority / Agency

Custom and General Security

Contact Person



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Beirut Rafic Hariri International airport

60 KM

Trucks 4 hrs

Cars 1.30 / 2 hrs

Nearest Port

Beirut port

61 km

4 hrs

2 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity


21 km

45 min/1 hr

30 min

Other Information


The route is an international highway

Hours of Operation


From 8h to 17h


From 8h to 17h


From 8h to 17h


From 8h to 17h


No operation from Syria side

From 8h to 11h from Lebanon side


From 8h to 17h


No operation from Lebanon side

From 8h to 17h Syria side

National Holidays

No operation

Seasonal Constraints

During the winters, road challenges due to heavy snow have temporarily affected the use of the international highway leading to the Lebanon-Syria Al Masnaa Crossing, at Dahr al Baidar area. However, this is usually cleared by the Ministry of Public Works and Civil Defence within a maximum of one day. On a few occasions the Beirut-Damascus highway has also been closed due to security reasons, but overall remains the most consistent transport corridor from Lebanon to Syria.


Daily Capacity

Private cars are provided a separate lane,

Customs Clearance

All trucks are subject to inspection upon entering country by scanner, explosive detectors and authorities’ inspectors.



For more information on customs in Lebanon, please see the following link: 1.3 Lebanon Customs Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Lebanon Government Contact List



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