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Overview

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 Arida
Syria : Al Arida

Province or District

North

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Al Arida

Latitude

34.37.59 N

Longitude

355834 E

Managing Authority / Agency

Custom and General Security

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Beirut Rafic Hariri International airport

113 KM

4 hrs

3 hrs

Nearest Port

Beirut port

65 km

4hrs

2 hrs

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

Tripoli

30 km

45 min/1 hr

30 min

Other Information

 

The route is an international highway

Hours of Operation

Mondays

From 8h to 17h

Tuesdays

From 8h to 17h

Wednesdays

From 8h to 17h

Thursdays

From 8h to 17h

Fridays

No operation from Syria side

From 8h to 11h from Lebanon side

Saturdays

From 8h to 17h

Sundays

No operation from Lebanon side

From 8h to 17h Syria side

National Holidays

No operation

Seasonal Constraints

N/A

 

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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