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Travel information

Insurance:

If you require treatment local hospitals and private clinics should be able to stabilise you, but you would normally be medically evacuated to Malta or mainland Europe for further treatment. You should ensure that your insurance covers you for such an event.
Seek medical advice before travelling to Libya and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up-to-date. For further information on vaccination requirements, health outbreaks and general disease protection and prevention visit the websites of the NaTHNaC www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm

Hospitals:

Sint James hospital, Wesayet El Bderi, Noufleen, Tripoli, Libya t.00218 217113092 
www.stjameshospital.com

Food:

Libyan cuisines are a mix of Arabic and Mediterranean, strongly influenced by Italian delicacy. Pasta and macaroni, typical to Italy are very popular in Libyan menus. The national couscous is the most popular.

Beverages:

Alcohol is not allowed. Advice is to drink bottled water.

Time:

Libya is +2 hours GM.

Ways of Transport:

The best way for short distances is by car or scooters. 
The best way for long distance is by hired car, taxi or plane.
There are no trains in Libya.

Airports:

The main International/Domestic airports are in Tripoli, Benghazi, Tobruk, Sebha and Ghadames.

Visa:

To enter Libya you need a visa.

Quality of Hotels:

The quality of the hotels are strongly improving special the foreign hotels. The hotels selected on our website are of good standard.

Currency:

Libyan Dinar.

Languages:

Arabic is the official language. English are widely understood in the major cities.

Security;

 

Safe to travel in Libya?

Some areas are at this moment advised as no go areas being parts of the East of Libya, and parts of the South of Libya. In the East of Libya, specially the Derna-, and Benghazi areas. In the South of Libya mainly the border area’s with Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, and Egypt.

Please note that we can’t predict tomorrow, however we inform our self’s daily on the safety situation.

How Tourslibya.com participate in the safety of his clients?

We updated our self’s daily with the latest ground information specially the areas we travel and of the hotels that we book. Our guide’s are focused on the safety of our clients during their tour-/excursion’s. We prevent tours to areas that are deemed to be dangerous and not safe.

Responsibility

We advise all tourists that travel to Libya, to be well prepared, and informed on the safety conditions of that moment and what to be expected. A travel insurance is to be advise. Travellers should make their own judgement on the expected safety.
Advised sources in respect of Libya:

gov.uk foreign travel
travel.state.gov
BBC Libya country profile