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Recovery Rank for 184 countries/regions

COVID-19 Recovery Rating


Recovery Index
(Out of 100)

(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating


Severity Index
(Out of 100)

(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

Stringency Rating


(100 = Strictest Measures, 0 = No Measures)


(High Density)

GNI per capita (US$)


(Upper middle income)
5 Countries who have made the most progress in
curtailing the spread of the pandemic and can be
used as examples of best practices (Relative Rating)

2 Countries who are struggling to cope with the crisis
and who may need to consider maintaining stringent
non-pharmaceutical measures (Relative Rating)
1 Countries who are coping with the crisis with a low percentage
of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
3 Countries who may be overwhelmed by the crisis with a high
percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)

Travel Advisory

1. Flights to Lebanon restarted.

2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. Another PCR test will be done on

3. Passengers arriving from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Cote d\'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia,
Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome
and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a hotel reservation confirmation for 48 hours for
either Lancaster Hotels, Golden Tulip Hotel or Radisson Blu Martinez.

4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 48 hours.

5. Passengers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria must have a pre-approval from the Syrian Authorities.

- This does not apply to nationals of Syria.

- This does not apply to passengers with a Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees (Document de Voyage pour les Refugies Palestiniens) issued by Syria.

6. A health declaration form must be completed online at


Travel Advisory information provided and published with permission by IATA.

Lebanon Infection Trend

How can you tell if a curve is really flattening?

The number of daily confirmed cases has been used as an estimation of how severe the COVID-19 situation is in a given country. However, we’ve found that focusing on the country’s cumulative number of active cases gives a clearer picture of whether the infection curve is flattening.

Countries with Similar Characteristics

This table is generated by a GCI-developed tool to match countries based on their similar characteristics such as population, population density, income and climate.

Lebanon 37.36 6,848,925 High Density Upper middle income 11-20 deg
Country Recovery Index Population Density GNI per capita Average Temperature since First Case (Celsius) Match%
Jamaica 47.42 2,934,855 High Density Upper middle income 26-30 deg 85%
Mauritius 58.44 1,265,303 High Density Upper middle income 26-30 deg 85%
Israel 41.65 8,882,800 High Density High income 11-20 deg 75%
El Salvador 34.55 6,420,744 High Density Lower middle income 26-30 deg 60%
Trinidad and Tobago 42.96 1,389,858 High Density High income 26-30 deg 60%

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