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Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 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 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.9 / 5

Libya shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Libya), the Advisory Index is 3.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Niger (4.1), Sudan (4.1), Chad (3.7), Egypt (3.6), Algeria with 3.4 and Tunisia with 3.4 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Libya

There are currently 34,525 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Libya. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 551 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Libya.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice 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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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 ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/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: United States

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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 ...

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: 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: 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 avråder vi från alla resor till Libyen och uppmanar alla som befinner sig i landet att omedelbart lämna det.

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

Individual rating changes for Libya

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Libya. Most recent events first.

Changes from December 19th 2019

The total rating for Libya changed from 4.9 to 5.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Libya to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from December 2nd 2019

The total rating for Libya changed from 5.0 to 4.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government decreased their existing warning for Libya to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Libya changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Libya with a rating of 5.0.

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 9 official sources. It is not safe to travel Libya.

Is it safe to travel Libya in 2020?

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 9 individual sources for Libya.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Libya?

There are currently 34,525 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Libya. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 551 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.