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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Libya Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel Libya

Local Situation: 5.0 / 5

It is not safe to travel Libya. We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Libya shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Libya), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Sudan (4.2), Niger (3.8), Chad (3.6), Egypt (2.9), Algeria with 2.8 and Tunisia with 2.7 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Libya

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Libya.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Libya from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 5.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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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.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Libyen.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Lämna landet omedelbart - På grund av det dåliga säkerhetsläget rekommenderar vi att man inte alls reser till Libyen, och att de som befinner sig i landet omedelbart ska lämna det.

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

About Libya

Libya with its capital Tripoli is a country in Africa (Northern Africa), slightly larger than Alaska (1,759,540 km²). The country is located Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia. The climate can be described as Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior. The landscape is mostly barren, flat to undulating plains, plateaus, depressions. With a population of about 6.17 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tripoli
Population about 6.17 million
Size 1.759.540 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Alaska
Common languages Arabic, English, Italian
Currency Dinar (short: LYD)
Common voltage (electricity) 127/230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +218
Internet Top Level Domain .ly
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 LY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 LBY
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 434

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Libya is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • brings water from large aquifers under the Sahara to coastal cities
  • desertification
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • the Great Manmade River Project
  • the largest water development scheme in the world

Natural hazzards

  • dust storms, sandstorms
  • hot, dry, dust-laden ghibli is a southern wind lasting one to four days in spring and fall

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Libya. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum
  2. cement
  3. food processing
  4. handicrafts
  5. iron
  6. petrochemicals
  7. petroleum
  8. steel
  9. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. cattle
  3. citrus
  4. dates
  5. olives
  6. peanuts
  7. soybeans
  8. vegetables
  9. wheat

Libyan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Libya.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. crude oil
  3. natural gas
  4. refined petroleum products

Import products

  1. consumer products
  2. food
  3. machinery
  4. semi-finished goods
  5. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Libya?

Libya is currently rated at 5,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. It is not safe to travel Libya.

Is it safe to travel Libya in 2019?

With these high scores (5,0) you should avoid all kind of travel to Libya and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many travel advisories do you know for Libya?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 10 individual sources for Libya.

What is the size of Libya?

Libya has a size of 1,759,540 km² or 679,362 mi² which is slightly larger than Alaska.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.