Visa policy of Libya
Libya currently does not issue tourist visas. As of 2014 there are plans to reintroduce tourist visas. Libyan borders with Chad, Niger, Sudan and Algeria are closed. In reality these borders are not controlled by the Government but by Tuareg people and Toubou people.
As of 2013, governments of the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Hungary, Latvia, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Norway, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Russia, Denmark, Slovakia, Estonia, Italy, Poland advise their citizens against all (or in some cases all but essential) travel to Libya.
Visa policy map
Citizens of the following countries can visit Libya without a visa:
- Jordan - for visits up to 1 month; only if holding a 5-year passport, which must be valid for at least one year on arrival.
- Provisional and restricted visa-free access
- Egypt - for residents of Matrouh Governorate on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- United States - if holding a letter from an established company in Libya sponsoring their visit.
Visa is not required for holders of a copy of a letter issued by the Libyan immigration authorities confirming that a visa will be granted on arrival at the airport
Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports of Azerbaijan, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sudan and Venezuela and holders of only diplomatic passports of Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Togo do not require a visa for Libya.
Compulsory Currency Exchange
Visitors travelling to Libya for touristic purposes are required to convert US$1,000, or equivalent, in freely convertible cash or debit the amount from a valid credit card upon arrival. Failure to do so will result in the traveler being refused entry. Exempt are those visiting a resident, provided holding proof of sponsorship covering entire stay and those traveling as part of a paid tourist package if holding a valid visa.
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- Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs - Libya
- NZ government travel advisory - Libya
- Libya | Travel advice | Smartraveller: The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service
- Travel Advice and Advisories for Libya
- Libya - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Libya travel advice - GOV.UK
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- "Visa Information for Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Holders of Normal Passports from Tunisia". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA).
- Libya and Egypt agree border residents can cross frontier without visas
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- "Visa Information for Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Holders of Normal Passports from Iran, Islamic Republic of". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA).