Libya Travel Information
The 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.
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
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temporarily withdrawn personnel from the country.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.
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
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
S-100 55 Stockholm
Tel: 46 8 14 34 35
Fax: 46 8 10 43 80
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.
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.