Current travel advisories for Libya

Last Update: Sunday, 04. December 2022 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: 3.6 / 5

Libya shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.3), Sudan (4.3), Chad (3.7), Egypt (3.4), Algeria with (3.0) and Tunisia with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

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:
Do not travel to Libya due to ongoing conflict and the threat of terrorism and kidnapping (level 4 of 4). 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.  We offer advice to New Zealanders about contingency planning that travellers to Libya should consider.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our advice for Libya. We haven't changed the overall level of our advice, do not travel. If you're in Libya and it's safe to do so, leave as soon as possible. Monitor the website and social media of airlines and airports for available flights. We can’t advise you on the safety of departure options. Due to the ongoing unrest, our ability to provide consular services is severely limited. 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.

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:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Do not travel to Libya due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Country Summary: 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 country information page for additional information on travel to Libya.

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). 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 - Säkerhetsläget är dåligt och vi avråder från alla resor till Libyen och rekommenderar att de som redan finns i landet lämnar landet omedelbart. Finska medborgare som befinner sig i landet kan inte garanteras konsulär hjälp.

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 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.3), Sudan (4.3), Chad (3.7), Egypt (3.4), Algeria with (3.0) and Tunisia with (3.0 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!