Current travel advisories for Libya

Last Update: Monday, 15. July 2019 at 07:22

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: 3.3 / 5

Libya shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Chad (3.6), Niger (3.5), Egypt (2.9), Algeria with (2.8) and Tunisia with (2.6 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/north/Pages/libya.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The security situation in Libya remains volatile due to ongoing armed conflict, a high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping, an unpredictable political situation and a high crime rate. Unexploded ordnances, including landmines, are a hazard throughout Libya. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Do not travel’ to Libya.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

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 crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. 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, citizens, and interests. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, hotels, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local 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 caught in the crossfire. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Militia groups sometimes detain travelers for arbitrary reasons, do not grant detainees access to a lawyer or 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

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

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

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.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/libya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Libya due to ongoing conflict and the threat of terrorism and kidnapping. New Zealanders currently in Libya are strongly advised to depart immediately. As there is no New Zealand diplomatic presence in Libya, the ability of the government to assist New Zealand citizens is severely limited. The British Embassy, which previously provided emergency assistance to New Zealanders in Libya, has closed due to the security situation. We offer advice to New Zealanders about contingency planning that travellers to Libya should consider.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Cypriot government

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.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion continues to advise Maltese citizens against all travel to Libya, and for those still in Libya to leave immediately by commercial means (if possible). Over the past few hours, the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar, has been moving its military forces to the West of the country, and heading towards Tripoli. This led the internationally recognised Libyan government to declare a state of alert.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Irish government

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.

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.