Visa policy of Libya

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Visitors to Libya must obtain a visa from one of the Libyan diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Libya currently does not issue tourist visas.[1] As of 2014 there are plans to reintroduce tourist visas.[2] Libyan borders with Chad, Niger, Sudan and Algeria are closed.[3] In reality these borders are not controlled by the Government but by Tuareg people and Toubou people.[4]

As of 2013, governments of the United States,[5] New Zealand,[6] Australia,[7] Canada,[8] Republic of Ireland,[9] the United Kingdom,[10] Spain,[11] France,[12] Hungary,[13] Latvia,[14] Germany,[15] Austria,[16] Bulgaria,[17] Norway,[18] Croatia,[19] Romania,[20] Slovenia,[21] Czech Republic,[22] Russia,[23] Denmark,[24] Slovakia,[25] Estonia,[26] Italy,[27] Poland[28] advise their citizens against all (or in some cases all but essential) travel to Libya.

Visa policy map[edit]

  Visa free access
  Provisional and restricted visa-free access
  Entry ban
  Visa required

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries can visit Libya without a visa:[29]

  •  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.[30]
  •  Tunisia[31]
Provisional and restricted visa-free access

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.

Visas for nationals of Turkey were introduced as a reciprocal measure in August 2015.[34]

Compulsory Currency Exchange[edit]

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.[35]

Entry ban[edit]

Visitors will be refused entry if holding travel documents containing a visa (valid or expired) for Israel or any evidence of entry in Israel.[35]

Entry and transit is refused to Israel Israeli citizens, even if not leaving the aircraft and proceeding by the same flight.[36]

Entry is also refused to nationals of  Iran.[37]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Libya to start issuing tourist visas
  3. ^ Libya seals its southern border
  4. ^ Southern borders wide open
  5. ^ Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs - Libya
  6. ^ NZ government travel advisory - Libya
  7. ^ Libya | Travel advice | Smartraveller: The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service
  8. ^ Travel Advice and Advisories for Libya
  9. ^ Libya - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  10. ^ Libya travel advice - GOV.UK
  11. ^ Recomendaciones de viaje - Libia
  12. ^ Libye
  13. ^ Utazásra nem javasolt térségek
  14. ^ Lībija
  15. ^ Libyen: Reisewarnung
  16. ^ Libyen (de)
  18. ^ Offisielt reiseråd for Libya
  19. ^ Libija
  20. ^ Ministerul Afacerilor Externe Alerte de călătorie Libia
  21. ^ LIBIJA
  22. ^ [2]
  23. ^ МИД рекомендовал россиянам отказаться от путешествия в Ливию
  24. ^ Rejsevejledning - Libyen
  25. ^ Odporúčania pre slovenských občanov cestujúcich do Líbye
  26. ^ Liibüa reisiinfo
  27. ^ Viaggiare Sicuri - Libia
  28. ^ Libia – ostrzeżenie dla podróżujących
  29. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  30. ^ "Visa Information for Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Holders of Normal Passports from Jordan". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA). 
  31. ^ "Visa Information for Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Holders of Normal Passports from Tunisia". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA). 
  32. ^ Libya and Egypt agree border residents can cross frontier without visas
  33. ^ "Visa Information for Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Holders of Normal Passports from United States". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA). 
  34. ^ [3]
  35. ^ a b "Visa And Health". Timatic, IATA.  External link in |publisher= (help);
  36. ^ [4]
  37. ^ "Visa Information for Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Holders of Normal Passports from Iran, Islamic Republic of". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA).