Current travel advisories for Libya

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

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 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.9 / 5

Libya shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Niger (4.2), Chad (4.0), Egypt (3.8), Algeria with (3.7) and Tunisia with (3.6 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 224,920 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 3,299 reported deaths associated with the disease in Libya.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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 limited commercial flights out of Libya (mainly to Tunis and Istanbul). Monitor the website and social media of airlines and airports for available flights. We can’t advise you on the safety of departure options. Follow the advice of local authorities, including on curfews and travel restrictions as a result of the conflict and COVID-19 pandemic. 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 continue to advise: Do not travel to Libya due to: ongoing fighting, unstable security, and the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global 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 crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Reconsider travel to Libya due to COVID-19.  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, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.  Visit the State Department’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: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Reisewarnung und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

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.

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 8 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 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Niger (4.2), Chad (4.0), Egypt (3.8), Algeria with (3.7) and Tunisia with (3.6 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!