Why does paypal is still banned in Lebanon ?
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PaypalThis topic would interest people involved with E-commerce and online payment, everyone know that Paypal is a online gate which allow you to make online payments and transferring money through the internet ,through many years a lots of people was wondering why Paypal is not active in Lebanon , there are several of common reason behind this which describe Paypal as a Jewish organization and it is banned to operate in Lebanon other reason is that because Lebanon doesn’t take a legitimate Electronic signature from Paypal inc which would make the system available in Lebanon and the parliament haven’t looked at the presented draft submitted in 1996.Another reason include insufficient regulation and security in a country’s banking system Hence, and in march 2013 Paypal has started to operates in many countries like Egypt Jordan. Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria excluding Lebanon but it should be available soon according to some resources , However the system is know available in 191 countries as of May 2013 and it is banned from 28 countries ,

Here are a lists of banned countries :

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar, Pakistan, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

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  • Del Ive

    Paypal doesn’t seem like supporting Lebanon, however you can understand how to make your paypal account in lebanon from here http://www.paypallebanon.net

  • Kyro Artesan

    PayPal isn’t supported here in Lebanon. Do you think getting a USA PayPal from Auction essistance can get around this restriction?

  • Hi kyro ,thank you for your comment well it depends on the company interest in the Lebanese online payments share.but the project has been proposed in 2013 but i wonder why it wasn’t been adopted since that date and the country still banned from the supported countries maybe its due to some restrictions… … However there is many alternatives online gateway which you can try like moneybookers ( skrill.com) that support Lebanon and gives two ways of payments credit card and bank accts. also take a look for entropay.com it can be alternative way to submit payments from Lebanon via paypal… hope i helped.regards

  • Has anyone used a USA PayPal account from Auction Essistance in Lebanon?