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Libya Travel InformationThe security situation in Libya is very difficult. Armed fighting is ongoing in large parts of the country and the terrorist threat is high. Norwegians located in Libya are encouraged to leave the country. The Norwegian authorities' ability to provide consular assistance to Norwegian nationals is extremely limited.

Safety

The security situation in Libya was further aggravated through 2019. Fighting is taking place between various factions, including in the capital Tripoli. The terrorist threat is high. The security situation shows no signs of improvement.

Large parts of the country are controlled by militias, including Isil/ Daesh-affiliated extremists. A large number of weapons are in circulation after the revolution and additional weapons and explosives are still flowing into the country.

The threat to foreigners is high, both in terms of the risk of being hit by martial law, terrorist attacks and the danger of kidnapping. In addition, war memorials such as mines and undone ammunition pose a risk of accidents.

There is very limited international presence in Libya. Most countries with embassies in Tripoli have temporarily withdrawn personnel from the country. Tripoli airport can be closed at short notice. This means that the Norwegian authorities' ability to provide consular assistance in Libya is extremely limited. The Norwegian Embassy in Cairo handles all inquiries regarding visa matters and services. For more information see the embassy's website.

  • Countryaah: Tripoli is the capital of Libya. Check to find information of population, geography, history, and economy about the capital city.

Entry

The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

There is currently an unclear situation in relation to Libya's visa regulations.

Norwegian citizens must have a visa to travel to Libya. Information regarding visas can be sent to the Libya Embassy in Stockholm:
Embassy of Libya
Valhallavägen 74,
Box 10133,
S-100 55 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: 46 8 14 34 35
Fax: 46 8 10 43 80
E-mail: [email protected]

Health

The health care system is poorly developed. Due to the current situation in Libya, the health sector is in crisis. In Benghazi and Tripoli, several hospitals are closed and medicines are lacking.

Practical information

Libyan Dinars is a non-convertible currency that can only be exchanged upon arrival in Libya. There are very limited opportunities to withdraw money from ATM ATMs. Only the major hotels in Tripoli take credit cards.

According to Libyan family law, children who have a Libyan father automatically become Libyan citizens. This is true even if one has not applied for Libyan citizenship. This means that underage children with Libyan father who are brought to Libya cannot leave the country without their father's written consent.

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