Current travel advisories for Libya

Last Update: Friday, 07. August 2020 at 07:21

It is not safe to travel Libya.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 5 / 5

Libya is a country in Africa (Northern Africa) with around 7 million citizens and a land mass of 1,759,540 km². We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.7 / 5

Libya shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.1), Sudan (4.1), Egypt (3.7), Chad (3.7), Algeria with (3.4) and Tunisia with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 4,475 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 99 reported deaths associated with the disease in Libya.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/libya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
If you're in Libya, leave as soon as possible if it is safe for you to do so. Regularly reassess your security arrangements and access to effective health services. Our capacity to provide consular assistance to Australians in Libya is limited. The Australian Government has no plans to evacuate you. There are some commercial flights out of Libya, including some flights organised by other governments. Keep checking the website and social media of airlines and airports for available flights. If you choose to take one of these flights, you’ll need to determine whether it is safe for you to travel, taking account of the advice of local authorities. This includes curfews and travel restrictions as a result of the conflict and COVID-19 pandemic. We can’t advise you on the safety of departure options. In certain areas, e.g. where fighting is taking place, the best course of action may be to stay where you are until it becomes safer to move on. You should contact the Embassy in Rome if you require consular assistance. We advise: Do not travel to Libya due to ongoing fighting, unstable security, and the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping. See Safety and Travel

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/libya-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Libya due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Libya due to COVID-19.    Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Libya.  Crime levels in Libya remain high, including the threat of kidnapping for ransom. Westerners and U.S. citizens have been targets of these crimes. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Libya. Violent extremist activity in Libya remains high, and extremist groups have made threats against U.S. government officials and citizens. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, hotels, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and  government facilities. Outbreaks of violence between competing armed groups can occur with little warning and have the potential to impact U.S. citizens. The capital, Tripoli, and other cities, such as Surman, Al-Jufra, Misrata, Ajdabiya, Benghazi, Sabha, and Dernah, have witnessed fighting among armed groups, as well as terrorist attacks. Hotels and airports frequented by Westerners have been the targets of these attacks. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Militia or armed groups sometimes detain travelers for arbitrary reasons, do not grant detainees access to a lawyer or a legal process, and do not allow detainees to inform others of their status. U.S. citizens should carry proof of citizenship and valid immigration status at all times, but having these documents does not guarantee fair treatment. Some international and national airports are closed, and flights out of operational airports are sporadic and may be cancelled without warning. The U.S. government is very concerned about the targeting of commercial transportation in Libya and prohibits U.S. commercial aviation operations within Libyan airspace. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency or routine assistance to U.S. citizens in Libya, as the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli suspended its operations in July 2014. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Libya, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 5

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/libyensicherheit/219624

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Libyen: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/libyen/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Libyen.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/libya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Leave Immediately

Danger level: 5

Leave Immediately.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/libya/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/LY

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Lämna landet omedelbart - På grund av det dåliga säkerhetsläget avråder vi från alla resor till Libyen och uppmanar alla som befinner sig i landet att omedelbart lämna det.

Danger level: 5

Leave area immediately..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 7 million
Covering landmass
1,759,540 km²
Electricity
127/230V - 50Hz
Currency
Dinar (LYD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
LY
Phone prefix
+218
Top Level Domain
.ly
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Libya (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Libya.

Is Libya safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Libya isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 5 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Libya?

We currently know of 9 countries having issued advisories for Libya.

What countries does Libya share land borders with?

Libya shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.1), Sudan (4.1), Egypt (3.7), Chad (3.7), Algeria with (3.4) and Tunisia with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!